Protecting young workers from workplace hazards

21 September, 2007 by Worksafe NSW

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

New national licensing standard for persons performing high-risk work

21 September, 2007

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).

Robotic safety concept

21 September, 2007 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

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.

Risk assessment still vital under new Victorian regulations

21 September, 2007 by Pilz Australia

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

Safety overhaul in Canberra

05 September, 2007

ACT Minister for Industrial Relations, Andrew Barr has introduced a range of amendments reforming the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989.

People with disability at risk at work

20 August, 2007

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

Multiple light beam curtains

20 August, 2007 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

The M4000 series of multiple light beam safety devices has expanded to include two new 'Advanced Curtain' variants with resolutions that have been increased to 14 and 30 mm.

Injuries at work deserve same science as cancer

20 July, 2007

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

Safety good for people, planet and profit

12 July, 2007

People, planet, profit was the theme at the Integral Energy e-safe Energy Safety and Field Expo gala dinner.

Western Australia work safety awards

06 July, 2007

WorkSafe WA is calling for entries for the 2007 Work Safety awards. Entry is open to individuals, groups, organisations or enterprises operating within WA.

Robotics and safety

22 June, 2007 by Paul Stathis

In the workplace, safety can't be traded off for commercial benefits, even though safety facilities can have commercially detrimental implications

WorkCover inspectors recruitment drive

15 June, 2007

A recruitment drive for new WorkCover inspectors has been announced by NSW Minister for Industrial Relations, John Della Bosca.

$25,000 fine for unguarded machine

13 June, 2007

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.

Machine guarding warning from SafeWork SA

21 May, 2007

SafeWork SA has issued a reminder to employers of the dangers to staff in neglecting necessary checks for safety guarding on their plant and machinery.

Fined a second time

07 May, 2007

An Otways timber company and its director have been convicted and fined for the second time in four years for workplace health and safety breaches.

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