Materials handling

Forklift driver fined over fatal fall

06 May, 2009

A forklift driver has been fined and ordered to undertake a formal assessment of his competence to operate a forklift following an incident in which a another worker was killed.

Construction company fined over injury to labour hire worker

06 May, 2009

A major construction company has been fined and convicted over an injury sustained by a worker on a Townsville construction site.

Scrap metal recycler fined over workplace death

01 May, 2009

An Adelaide scrap metal recycler has been fined $52,000 over the death of a truck driver at its premises in 2006.

OHS management solution

20 March, 2009 | Supplied by:

SafetyPoint Plus guides, resources and streamlines OHS Management.

National Logistics Safety Code released

20 March, 2009

A new safety code has been launched by the Australian Logistics Council to help improve safety in the transport and logistics industry.

Fatality at Waikerie

19 March, 2009

SafeWork SA is investigating the fatal injury of a man who was operating a car-carrier at Waikerie last Tuesday.

Workers compensation statistics released

17 March, 2009

ASCC has released a report that outlines statistics from workers compensations claims over the 2006–07 fiscal year.

Foundry fined $20K over finger injuries

16 March, 2009

An engineering company was fined $20K over an incident in 2006 where a man's hand was severly injured.

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16 March, 2009 | Supplied by:

SafetyPoint Plus guides, resources and streamlines OHS Management.

Paper mistakes and electrocution — a broken safety system

16 March, 2009 by Andrew Douglas*

A recent court ruling on a workplace fatality highlights the importance of linking a safety system's administration to workplace realities and not blaming the deceased for the incident.

Call for entries for 2009 WorkSafe Victoria Awards

10 March, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued and invitation for entries to be submitted for the 2009 WorkSafe Victoria safety Awards.

Bricklaying and masonry safety campaign

10 March, 2009

A new safety campaign has been established by WorkSafe Victoria to help reduce the number of bricklaying injuries on construction sites.

Comcare instigates OHS legal proceedings

02 March, 2009

Comcare commenced legal proceedings against an Adelaide company for failing to take steps to protect the health and safety of its employees and contractors.

Lifting bins and common sense: if it's too heavy, leave it

26 February, 2009 by Andrew Douglas*

A court ruling against a worker's civil claims against his employer after suffering a workplace injury highlights the importance of the need for employers to ensure employees have the requisite training on working safely.

Industrial health survey

23 February, 2009

A recent Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner survey reveals that diseases caused by slips, trips and falls is the number one health issue for building and construction companies, followed by the effects of alcohol and other drugs.

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