This year’s ACT Health and Safety Month saw 188 events place in the ACT, including a variety of OHS displays, training sessions, workplace assessments and workshops by a number of participating organisations.
The Stanley Assembly Technologies two-handed start solution keeps the operatorâ€™s hands away from rotating spindles and pinch points while using DC nut runners, especially tube nuts. Most two-handed controls for nut runners have relied on fixed push-buttons or extra levers mounted in various locations, rendering the tools ergonomically disadvantageous.
The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) recently finalised the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work, which will replace the existing National Occupational Health and Safety Certification Standard for Users and Operators of Industrial Equipment - NOHSC: 1006 (2001).
The SafeMove EPS (electronic position switch) range of robot safety products replaces traditional mechanical position switches. They are claimed to resolve problems typically experienced with mechanical cam-and-switch solutions like soiling, wear and tear, constant adjustments, bulky cables and connectors and complex installation and commissioning.
Employers should know that young workers must be protected from the risk of injury or illness arising from workplace hazards and pay special attention to the needs of young workers
The new Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations are designed to simplify safety but, in the case of risk assessments, their release has caused real confusion
ACT Minister for Industrial Relations, Andrew Barr has introduced a range of amendments reforming the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989.
Australia is currently facing a labour force shortage. As part of a variety of initiatives to help ensure the maximum workforce, people with disability are being encouraged to join the workforce
With incidents at work leaving one in every 200 Australians with permanent injuries and costing the economy more than $34 billion, the field should be researched scientifically in the same manner and to the degree that cancer and strokes are
People, planet, profit was the theme at the Integral Energy e-safe Energy Safety and Field Expo gala dinner.
WorkSafe WA is calling for entries for the 2007 Work Safety awards. Entry is open to individuals, groups, organisations or enterprises operating within WA.
In the workplace, safety can't be traded off for commercial benefits, even though safety facilities can have commercially detrimental implications
A recruitment drive for new WorkCover inspectors has been announced by NSW Minister for Industrial Relations, John Della Bosca.
A recycling business in Kewdale, WA, has recently been fined $25,000 for failing to provide a safe workplace, after a man injured his arm in an unguarded machine.