Materials handling

Is hazardous manual handling the only enemy?

05 June, 2017 by Matt Forner, APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist, Axis Rehabilitation at Work | Supplied by: Axis Rehabilitation at Work

As an occupational health physiotherapist, I spend much of my time assessing and managing workers who have sustained musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) whilst performing workplace manual tasks.


EXAIR small 316 stainless steel cabinet cooler systems

23 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The EXAIR small 316 stainless steel cabinet cooler systems with electronic temperature control keep electrical enclosures cool with -7°C air, while maintaining the NEMA 4X rating of the enclosure and resisting the heat that could adversely affect the internal components.


Dematic ColbyRACK range pallet guides

22 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

The Dematic ColbyRACK range pallet guides increase safety for forklift operators, removing pallets from high storage levels in warehouses and distribution centres (DCs).


Paramedic injuries could be reduced by powered stretchers

20 April, 2017

Paramedics with access to powered stretchers are less likely to be injured on the job, a new study has found.


Safe lifting and positioning technology used at Westfield

19 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Enerpac Div/Actuant Australia

The installation of skylights at a busy shopping centre requires technology that enables the process to be carried out safely and efficiently.


Rotacaster Rotatruck Lite hand truck

01 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

The Rotacaster Rotatruck Lite hand truck is suitable for hospitality, retail, parcel delivery, warehousing, office and home use.


Trucking industry urged to ensure safe load distribution

28 March, 2017

To ensure road safety and avoid fines, RFNSW has called on the trucking industry to ensure an even load distribution.


'Zero gravity' arms enhance construction safety

03 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Sigma Ergonomics

Hong Kong-based company Gammon Construction has adopted 'zero gravity arms' to increase safety and decrease its workload.


Ergonomic stress reduced by self-supporting handtruck

03 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

In its quest to improve the handling of heavy loads involved in moving product cartons, BWS has adopted the self-supporting Rotatruck.


Konecranes lightweight and durable rope guide

10 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

The Konecranes lightweight and durable rope guide provides flexibility and safety on small or mid-sized wire rope hoists.


Rotatruck hand truck

08 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

The Rotatruck hand truck is designed to provide an immediate ergonomic improvement in productivity and safety, without compromise to either.


Why truck driving is one of Australia’s deadliest jobs

07 February, 2017

A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is one of Australia's deadliest jobs.


National Bulk Equipment automated material conveying system

07 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Tapec

The National Bulk Equipment automated material conveying system is designed for fully automated handling and processing of highly abrasive, non-free-flowing metal flake material.


Adept Direct Magnetic Cable Hook heavy-duty cable magnetic holder

06 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Adept Direct - Cable Rollers & Lead Stands

The Adept Direct Magnetic Cable Hook heavy-duty cable magnetic holder is a magnetic bracket for hanging hoses, cables, power leads and pneumatic lines — or anything that creates trip hazards on building sites or around workshops.


Rising truck rollovers pose safety threat

12 January, 2017

Over the past three years, industry has reported an increase in the number of truck rollover incidents, prompting Mine Safety to call for better safety management.


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