Materials handling

Floorsafe International CC stair treads

15 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Floorsafe Australia Pty Ltd

The CC stair treads can be manufactured in a range of colour combinations to ensure the treads stand out.

Floorsafe luminous safety tapes

14 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Floorsafe Australia Pty Ltd

The Floorsafe range of luminous glow-in-the-dark safety tapes provides added safety by helping to prevent slip and fall accidents on stairways at night.

Optimum Handling Solutions double pallet dispenser

14 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

The Optimum Handling Solutions double pallet dispenser can dispense two pallets at once, as well as operate as two single pallet dispensers, making it suitable for segregation of pallets from different pallet suppliers.

Forklift load falls and kills 60-year-old man

14 January, 2010

The first work-related death in Victoria this year occurred on 12 January at the AirRoad facility in the Melbourne suburb of Laverton.

Guidelines for safe transport and storage of goods on the waterfront

01 January, 2010 by Paul Stathis

Safe Work Australia recently released three guidance publications to help improve materials handling safety in the transport and storage industries in stevedoring applications on the waterfront. The material aims to reduce the incidence of fatalities and injuries in this type of workplace by addressing environmental, physical, mechanical and psychosocial risks associated with stevedoring operations.

Safety guide for masonry wall construction

16 December, 2009

A new guide on masonry wall safety was recently released by WorkCover NSW, in partnership with several construction industry associations.

Quarry company convicted and fined $650,000 after worker dies

15 December, 2009

A quarrying company that operates in Victoria and Queensland was convicted and fined $650,000 after the death of a worker in 2005.

Waste and recycling industry OHS initiative

15 December, 2009

WorkCover NSW has partnered with waste and recycling operators to help improve OHS in that industry.

Comcare to prosecute Linfox

07 December, 2009

Comcare has initiated proceedings against Linfox Australia over a forklift incident in Western Australia.

Using risk assessments to avoid manual handling injuries

04 December, 2009 by Karl Wisdon*

Workplace injuries are a serious factor that every business, manager and staff member must think about. Not only do injuries impact on workers' health but on absenteeism, loss of income and even loss of jobs.

NZ crane operators urged to review safety

01 December, 2009

New Zealand’s Department of Labour has issued an appeal to crane operators to review their health and safety practices following a court case involving a fatal accident in 2008.

Record fine in Queensland over deaths of workers

30 November, 2009

Queensland Rail was recently fined $650,000 over the deaths of two workers in 2007.

Fines over dangerous work practices

26 November, 2009

Two South Australian companies have been fined, around $30,000 each, over failures in their safety systems that resulted in serious injuries to workers.

Impact-absorbing guard rail

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Barrier Group

The Shock Absorbing Guard Rail (SAGR) is designed for use in car parks, warehouses and logistic centres, providing shock/impact-absorbing protection against moving vehicles.

Lift cushions and airbags

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

The Pronal Group offers stock and custom-fabricated lifting cushions powerful enough to lift and split rock and heavy plant. The cushions range from ultra-thin bags (20 mm thick deflated) that can lift more than 65 tonnes each, to powerful spreading cushions that can exert hundreds of tonnes of force to part plant and machinery components or lift rocks.

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