WorkCover NSW recently issued a safety alert to warn of the dangers of powerlines when pumping concrete, following an incident where the operator of a concrete-placing boom received a serious electric shock when the boom came into contact with 22 kV overhead powerlines that crossed over the construction site. The work was being carried out in almost dark conditions in a fogbound area, where the overhead powerlines were unsighted.
The National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction was declared by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) at the end of February 2008.
Actidrum is a sturdy, industrial strength product to aid in the mixing of contents in drums of all sizes, safely and efficiently. It can be manufactured to operate in a fixed position or supplied with long-wearing castors to those seeking a mobile version.
The NSW government has launched a series of guides to improve workplace safety in the housing construction industry across three states.
A Gawler fruit and vegetable business was fined $21,500 for breaches of workplace safety laws involving the provision of safe systems of work and keeping written statements on safe work procedures.
Corporations face tougher penalties for workplace safety breaches in South Australia from 1 January 2008, under the state government’s Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Penalties) Amendment Act.
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, recently announced the terms of reference for a review of Comcare and has invited submissions from interested parties.
The dangers of using hay-balers have been outlined in the latest Hazard Alert issued by SafeWork SA.
Victoria’s work-related death toll for 2008 has risen to three in as many weeks with a fatality at a Latrobe Valley timber mill Last Thursday.
A South Gippsland mechanic repairs company has been committed to stand trial in the County Court on workplace health and safety charges, after a customer was crushed on their premises.
Safety in the workplace is generally seen as a matter of providing a safety framework of situational risk assessment, mitigation procedures, appropriate physical safety devices and personal protection
Workplace health and safety regulators across Australia and New Zealand are joining forces to target falls prevention in the construction industry, particularly small and medium-sized projects.
The Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment is a legislative instrument that Comcare may vary or revoke under section 28 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) — subject to the approval of the Minister. The guide is used in the assessment of entitlements under sections 24 to 27 of the SRC Act.
When Melbourne beverage distributor Shaun Mays took a Lite Trucks Expresso hand truck out for a trial run, it saved him so much time and effort that he never gave it back. Three years on, he says it has saved him money, too