Materials handling

Development company supervisor fined over crush incident

22 November, 2021

A site supervisor has been fined $10,000 over a 2018 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when limestone blocks and a steel plate fell on him.


Company fined $550K after Delacombe trench collapse tragedy

17 November, 2021

A civil construction company has been fined $550,000 over the deaths of two workers who were killed when the trench they were working in collapsed in 2018.


Using outrigger pads to meet safety challenges on remote sites

16 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

Outrigger pads, designed to be virtually indestructible, can be used to promote safety across challenging conditions in the mining and construction industries.


Research outlines how mining companies can better protect workers

11 November, 2021

Researchers from Edith Cowan University have identified the key causes of workplace fatalities in the resources sector, to help companies make their workplaces safer.


Truck body manufacturer charged after worker crushed to death

06 October, 2021

A truck body manufacturer has been charged after a workplace incident in which a worker was crushed by 225 kg panels, while unloading them from a shipping container.


New laws passed to enhance protections for labour hire workers

27 September, 2021

The Victorian Government has passed new laws to enhance workplace safety rights and protections for labour hire workers.


Polymer shock blocks protect against earthquakes in Australia

23 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

Lateral restraint blocks made from an engineering plastic designed to retain most of its strength are being used to safeguard bridges against earthquakes.


Development company fined $95K after worker crushed

22 September, 2021

A land development company has been fined $95,000 after a 2018 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when a wall and a steel plate fell on him.


Victoria undertakes COVIDSafe construction compliance blitz

17 September, 2021

A four-week-long construction compliance blitz has commenced in Victoria, to increase vaccination coverage among construction workers and stop the spread of COVID-19.


Research to cut the construction industry's suicide toll

10 September, 2021

New research from UniSA is striving to understand why construction workers are struggling with mental health and has identified 26 potential drivers of suicide.


Mining sector backs Respect@Work reforms

09 September, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has voiced its support for the implementation of the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work Amendment Bill, to eliminate workplace sexual harassment.


Roofing truss manufacturer charged for unsafe work practices

09 September, 2021

A Melbourne roofing truss manufacturer has been charged for failing to reduce the risk to health and safety during the delivery of trusses.


Rack Armour pallet racking upright protection

01 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Rack Armour Australia Pty Ltd

The pallet racking upright protection range from Rack Armour is designed to minimise damage caused by forklift and warehouse operations.


Kleen Xchange Antimicrobial Safety Cutter

24 August, 2021 | Supplied by: Diplomat Blades Aust Pty Ltd

The Kleen Xchange antimicrobial safety cutter features multiple head options to suit any cutting application, ranging from cutting boxes, film, tape and more.


Demolition company fined $100K over workplace death

16 July, 2021

A demolition company in Victoria has been fined $100,000 over the death of a worker, after a brick wall collapsed on him at a residential building site in 2019.


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