If you've got an innovation to share that helps to prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace, there's still time to enter the 2016 WorkSafe Victoria Awards.
A wind-powered device is helping to maintain visibility and ensure the safety of workers on mine sites in South Australia.
An innovative powered hand truck is reducing shoulder and back injuries related to manual handling tasks in the workplace.
The Equipois Zero G Tool Handler allows workers to manoeuvre heavy tools with weightless efficiency and safety. It is suitable for a diverse range of industries, including mining, construction, aerospace, automotive and defence.
The Oktopus from Wirth is a dual-vacuum industrial lifter designed to reduce safety hazards when installing heavy glass panels on buildings.
When Helen Yost expressed an interest in plumbing as a trade, she was told by a male boss “girls don’t plumb” — but that hasn’t stopped her.
Genie has added to its Super Boom product family with the Genie SX-150 telescopic boom lift, suitable for construction, maintenance, telecommunications, gas and oil refineries, chemical maintenance and utility applications.
The Challenger charity-supporting range of materials handling products now includes the Drum Lifter, Manual Lifter Trolley and Electric Lifter Trolley.
The UR10 robot has helped Swedish food company Orkla Foods streamline production and reduce repetitive and manual lifting for workers without extensive safety installations.
A Pilbara-based crushing plant in Western Australia has reduced its manual handling risks after implementing a wear liner system by Kinder & Co.
In 2014 Safe Work Australia published some good news statistics: 2011–12 — serious workers compensation claims with "muscular stress while lifting, carrying, or putting down objects" listed as the mechanism of injury were down on the previous year by 21%. Even better, this was no statistical aberration; it reflected a general downward trend since 2000–01.
Workers who operate forklifts and cranes or other high risk equipment have only six weeks left before the deadline closes for converting to the new national high risk work licence.
The Allied Pickfords plastic crates and skates are designed to replace cardboard boxes when packing and relocating files and items for business removals.
A power vest using what experts call ‘soft robotics’ will provide back support for workers exposed to frequent heavy lifting.
Port Kembla Coal Terminal has a strict fire safety protocol in place, which requires up to nine heavy cylinders, each weighing 121 kg, to be regularly lifted from ground level to a height of 20 m for ongoing maintenance.