Materials handling

Truck body manufacturer charged after worker crushed to death

06 October, 2021

A truck body manufacturer has been charged after a workplace incident in which a worker was crushed by 225 kg panels, while unloading them from a shipping container.

New laws passed to enhance protections for labour hire workers

27 September, 2021

The Victorian Government has passed new laws to enhance workplace safety rights and protections for labour hire workers.

Polymer shock blocks protect against earthquakes in Australia

23 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

Lateral restraint blocks made from an engineering plastic designed to retain most of its strength are being used to safeguard bridges against earthquakes.

Development company fined $95K after worker crushed

22 September, 2021

A land development company has been fined $95,000 after a 2018 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when a wall and a steel plate fell on him.

Victoria undertakes COVIDSafe construction compliance blitz

17 September, 2021

A four-week-long construction compliance blitz has commenced in Victoria, to increase vaccination coverage among construction workers and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Research to cut the construction industry's suicide toll

10 September, 2021

New research from UniSA is striving to understand why construction workers are struggling with mental health and has identified 26 potential drivers of suicide.

Roofing truss manufacturer charged for unsafe work practices

09 September, 2021

A Melbourne roofing truss manufacturer has been charged for failing to reduce the risk to health and safety during the delivery of trusses.

Mining sector backs Respect@Work reforms

09 September, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has voiced its support for the implementation of the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work Amendment Bill, to eliminate workplace sexual harassment.

Kleen Xchange Antimicrobial Safety Cutter

24 August, 2021 | Supplied by: Diplomat Blades Aust Pty Ltd

The Kleen Xchange antimicrobial safety cutter features multiple head options to suit any cutting application, ranging from cutting boxes, film, tape and more.

Demolition company fined $100K over workplace death

16 July, 2021

A demolition company in Victoria has been fined $100,000 over the death of a worker, after a brick wall collapsed on him at a residential building site in 2019.

Labour company fined after worker killed at timber mill

07 July, 2021

A labour hire company has been fined $50,000 for failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work, after a worker died at a Benalla timber mill in 2018.

Rope analysis furthers crane safety, reliability and service life

06 July, 2021 | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

Konecranes' Rope Analysis, engineering assessment and inspection of ropes and reeving systems, is designed to look beyond what is visible to the naked eye.

Autonomous mobile robots boost safety and efficiency

08 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Konica Minolta has supplied two MiR200 autonomous mobile robots to NP Fulfilment, to improve safety and operational efficiency.

Crane collapse onto building lands company with $225K fine

18 May, 2021

In New South Wales, a structural engineering company has been fined $225,000 after a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment block in Wolli Creek, injuring three workers.

Amco U-Tred PRO grate cleats

14 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Amco

The Amco U-Tred PRO Grate Cleats are suitable for sites with slippery stairs or walkways and feature the Nano555 Higher-Viz Green colour, for greater visibility.

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