Materials handling

App promotes safety for women in transport and logistics industry

10 March, 2022

Women in the transport and logistics industry have access to 24/7 emergency support during breakdowns and crashes, following the development of an app by Wodonga TAFE.

CFMEU NSW calls for ban on manufactured stone products

18 February, 2022

The NSW Parliament has heard renewed calls from the CFMEU for the ban on manufactured stone products that expose workers to silicosis.

Vic company fined $30K for unsafe lifting

25 January, 2022

A heavy-duty manufacturer has been fined more than $30,000 after a trailer fell while being lifted, narrowly missing three workers.

Underground mining project receives federal funding support

14 January, 2022

A mining safety project to develop high-capacity dynamic rock reinforcement for underground mines has received $3 million in funding.

Crane compliance: safer handling through survey, review and training

12 January, 2022 by Mark Beckwith, Australian Service Operations Manager, Konecranes and Demag | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

Crane compliance is a complex task. However, through independent, expert external survey, review and training, the process can be made simpler.

Engineering company fined $300K after fatal crush incident

21 December, 2021

An engineering company has been fined $300,000 after one worker died and another was seriously injured following a crush incident inside a shipping container.

Development company supervisor fined over crush incident

22 November, 2021

A site supervisor has been fined $10,000 over a 2018 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when limestone blocks and a steel plate fell on him.

Company fined $550K after Delacombe trench collapse tragedy

17 November, 2021

A civil construction company has been fined $550,000 over the deaths of two workers who were killed when the trench they were working in collapsed in 2018.

Using outrigger pads to meet safety challenges on remote sites

16 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

Outrigger pads, designed to be virtually indestructible, can be used to promote safety across challenging conditions in the mining and construction industries.

Research outlines how mining companies can better protect workers

11 November, 2021

Researchers from Edith Cowan University have identified the key causes of workplace fatalities in the resources sector, to help companies make their workplaces safer.

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.

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