Materials handling

ACT launches Strategy to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

13 May, 2022

WorkSafe ACT has launched the Strategy to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders to educate, engage and enforce the management of MSD prevention in the workplace.


Maritime industry calls for inquiry after two port deaths in one week

04 May, 2022

The New Zealand maritime industry is calling for a national inquiry into port safety, after two port workers died in separate incidents within a week of each other.


Rack Armour pallet racking upright protection

02 May, 2022 | 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.


Safety alert issued after workers injured by stone slabs

19 April, 2022

Business owners have been urged to secure sheet materials when handling them, after two workers were injured by unsecured stone slabs falling from a trolley.


Man fatally struck by bull on Victorian farm

01 April, 2022

A man has sustained fatal head injuries while drafting cattle on a farm in Undera, north-west of Shepparton.


Using wearable sensors to enhance safety and reduce injury

10 March, 2022

A leading manufacturer implemented wearable sensors to assess the role of Moulding and gain objective data to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries.


Freight company charged after worker fatally crushed

10 March, 2022

A freight transport company has been charged after a worker sustained fatal injuries while unloading sections of steel light poles from a truck.


App promotes safety for women in transport and logistics industry

10 March, 2022

Women in the transport and logistics industry have access to 24/7 emergency support during breakdowns and crashes, following the development of an app by Wodonga TAFE.


CFMEU NSW calls for ban on manufactured stone products

18 February, 2022

The NSW Parliament has heard renewed calls from the CFMEU for the ban on manufactured stone products that expose workers to silicosis.


Vic company fined $30K for unsafe lifting

25 January, 2022

A heavy-duty manufacturer has been fined more than $30,000 after a trailer fell while being lifted, narrowly missing three workers.


Underground mining project receives federal funding support

14 January, 2022

A mining safety project to develop high-capacity dynamic rock reinforcement for underground mines has received $3 million in funding.


Crane compliance: safer handling through survey, review and training

12 January, 2022 by Mark Beckwith, Australian Service Operations Manager, Konecranes and Demag | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

Crane compliance is a complex task. However, through independent, expert external survey, review and training, the process can be made simpler.


Engineering company fined $300K after fatal crush incident

21 December, 2021

An engineering company has been fined $300,000 after one worker died and another was seriously injured following a crush incident inside a shipping container.


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.


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