$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.

Celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work tomorrow

27 April, 2007

The ASCC is encouraging all Australians to celebrate the International Labour Organization’s World Day for Safety and Health tomorrow.

Health and safety grants for Qld business

16 April, 2007

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has announced a series of grants designed to facilitate workplace health and safety projects for small businesses.

Rights of inspections

20 March, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

Like them or hate them, workplace inspectors are a necessary part of workplace practice in Australia

Machine guarding warnings follow mill injury

15 March, 2007

SafeWork SA has warned industry that safety guards for old or little-used machines, and proper training in their use, are a must in every workplace.

New national safety campaigns

14 March, 2007

In Perth last week, Australian and New Zealand workplace safety authorities discussed current national safety campaigns and set campaign priorities for the year ahead.

OHS policies head up today’s election agenda

09 March, 2007

The New South Wales state election campaign is heating up, with OHS policies topping today’s agenda.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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