Materials handling

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.


E2S Warning Signals integrated signalling assemblies

04 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Parkfield Communications Ltd

E2S integrated signalling assemblies are available in multiple configurations, with preconfigured solutions to reduce the cost of on-site installation.


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.


Fleet management systems in materials handling

24 January, 2020 by Grahame Don* | Supplied by: RCT

Grahame Don sets out the advantages of fleet management systems for managers that can further optimise safety in the materials handling industry.


Qube multi-lift vacuum unit

24 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Qube Holdings

The multi-lift vacuum unit developed by Qube enables the safe handling of coated pipes, and loading and unloading through wireless technology.


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.


Musculoskeletal disorders: comprehensive approach needed

10 January, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released a new report on the most common type of work-related injury in Australia: musculoskeletal disorders. We outline key findings.


Australian study prompts straight back thesis rethink

20 December, 2019

Curtin University researchers have challenged received wisdoms on safe manual lifting, finding no evidence a rounded, flexed back increases low back pain risk.


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.


Two NSW mine incidents in 4 days

13 December, 2019

Incidents have occurred at the Ulan Underground Mine and Woodlawn Mine in the span of four days, resulting in two workers sustaining serious injuries.


Tower crane inspectors travel WA

11 November, 2019

WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection program at construction sites until the end of the 2019/20 financial year. We detail the inspection program.


Falling boat injures person

18 October, 2019

WHS Queensland is investigating after a hardstand failure caused a large boat to topple over and seriously injure a person in July 2019.


Benefits of paperless applications in lifting inspections

05 September, 2019 by Karl Ahlgren* | Supplied by: Pervidi

Having an inspection procedure in place for lifting equipment is fundamental. Karl Ahlgren outlines the benefits digital solutions can bring.


Avery Heavy Duty White Labels

01 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Avery Products Pty Ltd

Avery Heavy Duty White Labels can be used indoors for inventory and warehouse marking and outdoors in situations where dirt, oil, water or rough handling are common.


Hazardous manual task risks: 4 management steps

26 August, 2019 | Supplied by: WorkCover Queensland

To help reduce the likelihood of musculoskeletal disorders, WorkCover Qld has released a 4-step guide to managing hazardous manual task risks in the workplace.


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