Materials handling

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.


New safety signs added to ISO standard

16 August, 2019

New safety signs have been added to the ISO’s Graphical symbols standard — ISO 7010 — to reflect signs used around the world.


WorkSafe WA releases manual task guides for electricians

15 July, 2019

Electricians can now access a set of fact sheets that help highlight risks and prevent injury while performing manual tasks.


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.


Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack vacuum tube lifter

06 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Schmalz Australia Pty Ltd

The Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack is a vacuum tube lifter that can be used to ergonomically stack goods with a maximum weight of 45 kg and up to a height of 2.55 m.


WorkSafe targets falling objects risk

19 February, 2019

WorkSafe is targeting falling object risks during Victorian construction site inspections in coming months, to counter the ongoing incidents and deaths.


Improving workplace health and safety with cobots

10 December, 2018 by Peter Hern, Country Manager, Oceania, Universal Robots | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Manufacturers need to increase their production capabilities and remain competitive, but workplace safety for employees must be taken into consideration.


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