Following a recent series of tragic road incidents involving heavy vehicles, the NSW government launched a campaign to encourage heavy vehicle companies and drivers to take greater responsibility for road safety.
Australian workers rate among the best dressed in the world with safety clothing and ancillary items; but when it comes to striding out, they have a habit of falling over!
Late last year, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) issued a ‘Safety Alert’ to warn the community of the importance of installing safety switches in premises and ensuring that all electrical equipment is in good condition and not damaged in any way. It was issued following the death of a man in the state’s east, whose body was found in his garage still clutching a damaged extension-lead socket. He would have been saved if a safety switch had been installed on the power circuit.
A construction material supplier was fined over a workplace incident in South Australia that resulted in serious leg injuries to an employee.
Linfox Australia has been convicted and fined $170,000 plus $41,270 court costs over serious and preventable injuries that were sustained by an employee when an adjustable mezzanine floor in a truck’s trailer collapsed on him.
WorkSafe WA has recently undertaken an inspection program into bridges and gantry cranes in the workplace.
An international freight company has been fined $10,000 after a forklift struck a visitor’s car in the company’s freight yard.
The safe use of forklifts in the grocery wholesale and fruit and vegetable wholesale industries will be examined by Australia’s workplace safety authorities.
The Adelaide Industrial court fined an earthmoving company over the injury of a teenage worker who was struck by a bobcat.