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Polymer shock blocks protect against earthquakes in Australia

23 September, 2021

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

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.

Worker crushed unloading light towers marks 25th Vic death

12 June, 2020

A Victorian transport worker has died after he was crushed unloading steel light tower segments from a semitrailer. It brings the state's toll to 25 for 2020.

Worker crushed to death by falling steel beam

06 March, 2020

A worker has died after being struck by a falling steel beam at a residential construction site in Melbourne; WorkSafe Victoria is investigating.

WorkSafe Vic unpacks risks of unloading shipping containers

11 February, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder about the risks of unpacking shipping containers, after an employee was crushed to death by truck body panels.

Melbourne man crushed to death by falling truck panels

23 January, 2020

A man has died after a stack of 3.6 tonne panels fell on him as they were being unloaded from a shipping container in Carrum Downs, Victoria.

Manufacturer incurs $400,000 fine after fatal accident

17 December, 2019

A steel fabrication workshop in Wodonga, Victoria, has been charged after a worker was crushed to death between two staircases.

WHS Queensland issues guidelines around safe load skate use

27 June, 2019

WHS Queensland has issued guidelines around safe load skate use after a worker was pinned between a wall and an electrical switchboard.

King Group Eziloader ground level loading trailer

26 October, 2017

The King Group Eziloader ground level loading trailer is designed to provide an easy-to-use and safe method of loading and unloading a trailer.

Physical resilience in ageing workers

12 September, 2017 by Steve Walz and Terry Wong, Move 4 Life

Everyone is getting older, but having so many people getting older at the same time is creating a challenge for government, the economy and, of course, workplaces. Part of the consequence of this demographic shift is that people are expected to work till they are much older, past the traditional retirement ages of 58, 60 and 65.

Rotatruck delivers a milk crate solution for Woolworths

27 July, 2017

Woolworths was looking for a solution to improve its back-of-store operations, resupplying milk into the rear-loading display fridges. The challenge was to increase productivity, reduce staff injuries and improve the user experience.

VELCRO Brand LOGISTRAP re-usable straps

10 July, 2017

VELCRO Brand LOGISTRAP straps enable quick and easy palletising of cartons to replace shrinkwrap and banding methods.

Rotatruck hand truck

08 February, 2017

The Rotatruck hand truck is designed to provide an immediate ergonomic improvement in productivity and safety, without compromise to either.

Door manufacturer improves safety and productivity

16 September, 2016

Moving 160 kg shielding doors at Radiation Services Australia is now a one-man task thanks to an upgrade that includes a Kockums gantry using a Tawi vacuum-assisted lifter.

Minimising manual handling injuries

02 August, 2016

If you're hearing workers complain of soreness after a particular task, that's an indicator that you need to assess the risks of manual handling in your workplace.

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