Materials handling

Vic employers urged to secure worksites ahead of high winds

04 August, 2022

Victorian employers have been reminded to inspect their worksites and properly secure loose items ahead of wild winds that are forecast for much of the state.

Traffic controller fatally crushed in workplace incident

29 June, 2022

A 64-year-old man has died in Victoria while unloading gravel from a truck trailer. This brings the workplace fatality toll to 23 for 2022, six fewer than at the same time last year.

Train manufacturer fined after worker sustains crush injury

29 June, 2022

A Victorian train and rail manufacturer has been fined $20,000 after a worker was crushed while unpacking a crate of glass panes weighing 750 kg.

Safety alert issued after worker struck by hay bale

22 June, 2022

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a safety alert for the agricultural industry after a worker was seriously injured when he was struck by a hay bale.

Reducing lost time injuries through AI sensors

02 June, 2022 | Supplied by: Soter Analytics

A retail warehouse operation in the UK, Wincanton, has identified musculoskeletal activity as the fourth highest hazard within its operation.

Gates Australia EZ Align Laser Alignment Tool

02 June, 2022 | Supplied by: Gates Australia Pty Ltd

The EZ Align laser alignment tool features a powerful green laser line, to allow a single user to align a belt quickly and easily.

End users urged to raise awareness of lifting safety at GLAD2022

01 June, 2022

End users of lifting awareness have been urged to participate in Global Lifting Awareness Day, to improve health and safety outcomes in key industries.

Vic farm worker fatally crushed by seed load

31 May, 2022

Investigations are underway following an incident in which a Victorian farmworker was crushed while unloading a bulk seed bag into a semitrailer.

Healthy meals to support Aussie transport workers

25 May, 2022

A new pilot program aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of transport workers as part of a four-week healthy eating initiative has revealed positive results.

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.

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.

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.

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