Unguarded machinery an easy issue to fix

23 February, 2007

Unguarded machines and inadequate procedures are some of the easiest workplace health and safety issues to fix, according to WorkSafe Vic executive director, John Merritt.

457 visa exploitation allegations up 900%

19 February, 2007

The safety of workers employed under 457 visas has again come under scrutiny after a 900% increase in allegations of exploitation of such workers.

Company fined again for unprotected edge

16 February, 2007

A construction company has been fined for the second time for not providing edge protection on a construction site.

Safety barriers

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Actisafe

ActiGard is a range of bollards, guards, safety rails and posts designed to protect vulnerable equipment and stock from accidental damage and staff from potential dangers such as operating machinery, forklifts and other hazards.

Pilz Safety controller

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

The Pilz PNOZmulti modular safety controller offers a good level of diagnostics via the front-panel LEDs and the facility for connecting a laptop PC via a serial port.

WorkSafe impersonators in Victoria

17 November, 2006

Victorian businesses are being warned to look out for WorkSafe impersonators offering health and safety services or advertising deals.

Safety leaders support uniform OHS

31 October, 2006

Australia's politicians are being urged to "stop playing games" and work together for consistent OHS laws by workplace safety professionals.

NSW business disappointed at delay to OHS Act

26 October, 2006

The NSW government has announced plans to send the state’s draft Occupational Health and Safety Act for a further six-month review despite expressions of disappointment by Australian business and industry groups.

Safeguarding a 119-path 'pigging' system

13 October, 2006

A silicone pig sweeps through the lines at Wolf Blass, entering a 'key station' where winery staff must choose one of 119 paths with the precision of an air traffic controller

Victoria’s OHS prosecutions go live

12 October, 2006

The Victorian Workcover Authority (VWA) has updated the way in which details of its prosecutions can be accessed.

Manufacturing no-go for under 15s

20 September, 2006

A New Zealand manufacturer has been fined $9000 after a 14-year-old boy was injured at its premises.

Small safety laser scanner

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

The S300 is a compact monitoring device for small hazardous areas with a maximum protective field radius of 2 m.

Safety via ethernet

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

Expansion modules for data transfer via ethernet are now available for the multifunctional safety system, PNOZmulti, which manages both standard control functions and safety functions.

Safety control system for new straightening facility

15 September, 2006

When Smorgon Steel's angle and channel plant in Laverton North, Melbourne, decided to bring the final straightening process in house instead of at a soon-to-close external facility, the steel manufacturing giant was faced with a mammoth challenge

Australian HQ for Beckhoff

13 September, 2006

Beckhoff Automation has opened an Australian headquarters in Melbourne to bring its international presence to more than 60 companies worldwide.

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