In a successful claim against Victorian WorkCover Authority, a worker has been awarded $250,000 in compensation for pain and suffering from a workplace fall that broke both of her ankles.
Optimum Handling Solutions has installed a pallet inverter at a large transport and logistics company. The pallet inverter is primarily used to transfer product from damaged pallets onto acceptable pallets.
South Australian steel-profile cutter Ferrocut boosted both efficiency and operator safety when it recently installed Konecranes CXT overhead cranes at its new factory and warehouse complex in the Techport Australia industry hub near Adelaide.
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.
The first work-related death in Victoria this year occurred on 12 January at the AirRoad facility in the Melbourne suburb of Laverton.
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.
A new guide on masonry wall safety was recently released by WorkCover NSW, in partnership with several construction industry associations.