Materials handling

Regulators harmonise construction induction training

17 December, 2008

WorkCover NSW now recognises the South Australian ‘white card’, Queensland's 'blue card' and Victoria's 'red card' as proof of construction induction training equivalent to WorkCover’s'OHS General Induction for Construction Work in NSW' course.

Regulator launches guide for housing construction safety

15 December, 2008

WorkCover NSW has released a guide to assist small residential construction businesses to meet their workplace safety responsibilities.

National OHS Review Report released

12 December, 2008 by Michael Tooma and Alena Titterton*

The National OHS Review Panel's first report was released recently, containing the findings and recommendations for what the National OHS Review Panel considers the optimal content of a model OHS Act regarding duties of care and the structure of offences.

Teen dies at Ballarat mine

12 December, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a 17-year-old apprentice who was run over by a truck at Ballarat’s Lihir gold mine yesterday morning.

Severe fine for SA company over workplace death

10 December, 2008

A South Australian company was convicted and fined $65,000 for breaching the OHS Act following the death of a worker after being struck by a front-end loader.

Company and worker prosecuted after forklift hitchhike

10 December, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has imposed ‘alternate penalty’ provisions against a company and a worker after a stunt on a forklift that left one person with a broken leg.

Pre-Christmas forklift safety warning as company fined $175,000

10 December, 2008

A Victorian company has been convicted and fined $175,000 following a worker being struck and killed by a forklift at its cold storage warehouse.

Zinifex fined $65K for workplace death

09 December, 2008

Zinifex Port Pirie has been convicted and fined $65,000 for the death of a worker at the Port Pirie smelter in October 2004.

$175,000 pre-Christmas forklift safety warning

08 December, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a pre-Christmas safety warning for traffic management systems after AB Oxford Cold Storage was convicted and fined $175,000 for the forklift-related death of a worker on 13 April 2005.

NZ Workplace Health and Safety Strategy report released

01 December, 2008

The New Zealand Department of Labour released its annual report on the progress of its 10-year Workplace Health and Safety Strategy, identifying the need for government, business and communities to work together more in forming a culture of safety among workers.

ASCC releases workplace fatalities reports

01 December, 2008

Two reports from the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) analyse the causes and trends in Australian workplace fatalities over recent years.

Automated test and calibration system

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Lear Siegler Australasia Pty Ltd

The MicroDock II automated test and calibration system is fully portable and can expand to include up to 10 docking modules.

Large penalties over SA travelator fatality

01 December, 2008

Two companies in SA were fined $180,000 for failing to properly supervise the testing of a travelator (at a suburban shopping centre) and not providing a safe work environment, which caused the death of a worker not involved with the travelator but engaged in general construction work around it.

Motorised trolley

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Service Assist Pty Ltd

TUT (The Ultimate Trolley) features a fully motorised drive system, electric/hydraulic lifting and a 300 kg lift capacity. It is suitable for bulk transport of supply stock from one area to another.

Medium-duty hand truck

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Reflex Pty Ltd

The Megatruck is a medium-duty, straight back hand truck that is designed for general materials handling use in warehouses and factories and by couriers in mobile applications.

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