Materials handling

$30K fine after worker run over by loader

19 February, 2009

Employers are being urged to check that they have traffic control systems in place to keep workers safe from moving vehicles, after the issue was highlighted last Friday in a ruling at the SA Industrial Relations Court.

Builder fined over structural collapse

18 February, 2009

A builder has been fined $20,000 for breaches to the SA OHS Act for injuries sustained by workers on an Adelaide construction site.

Gillard's new report: the blueprint for national OHS harmonisation?

16 February, 2009

The recent Workplace Relations Minister’s Council (WRMC) meeting indicates that progress towards the harmonisation of Australia’s OHS laws is being made.

WorkSafe and VECCI team up to benefit small business

16 February, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria and VECCI have collectively developed a program to help small businesses keep their workplaces safe.

Safety alert highlights need for better cyclone response planning

12 February, 2009

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority warned offshore facilities to have their Cyclone Response Procedures in place following a near catastrophe when a construction vessel was hit by a cyclone recently.

Unions must 'up the ante' on safety, says professor

09 February, 2009

Following a five-year research program into Australia’s OHS inspectorates, a professor is calling on unions to exercise greater influence in the pursuit of better workplace safety.

Contracting out of OHS obligations

09 February, 2009 by Andrew Douglas*

Recent court rulings highlight the importance of employers' responsibilities to implement OHS procedures and not just rely on their contractors' safety procedures.

Many injured workers believe their employer hinders their recovery

06 February, 2009

A report prepared for The Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities shows that many injured workers in Australia and New Zealand believe their management don't do enough to get them back to work.

WorkSafe cracks down on construction

05 February, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has commenced a concentrated inspection program on Victoria’s building sites to help eliminate the high incidence of easily preventable injuries.

US study looks at behavioural approach to workplace safety

28 January, 2009

According to a recent US study, human behaviour is becoming a key aspect in improving safety in the workplace.

National campaign to reduce manual task injuries

19 January, 2009

Safety regulators will be cooperating in a nationwide campaign to reduce manual handling injuries in select industries.

Comcare safety survey

19 January, 2009

Comcare has reviewed its support services for health and safety representatives, identifying a need for training programs to help provide adequate knowledge of the OHS legislation.

OHS implications of obesity for workplace designers

19 January, 2009

A recent ASCC study on Australian workplace design has revealed the OHS implications of our country's growing obesity problem.

Impact-absorbing bollard

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Barrier Group

The Shock Absorbing Bollard absorbs the energy caused by low-speed collisions, minimising the impact transferred to either the protected asset or to the warehouse floor.

Non-slip floor cleaner

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Grip Guard

Traction Guard Plus is a cleaner/degreaser combined with additives that increase the slip resistance of floor surfaces.

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