Materials handling

Fine gives flavouring company a nasty aftertaste

17 August, 2007

The major provider of flavourings to Australia’s food and confectionary industry has been ordered to donate $10,000 after being prosecuted by WorkSafe.


Federal Safety Commissioner urges management to “Set an example”

01 August, 2007

Federal Safety Commissioner Tom Fisher has urged senior managers in the building and construction industry to set an example for their employees and commit to a safety culture on Australian building sites.


Monday morning work really is bad for you

20 July, 2007

A study of 750,000 workers compensation statistics has revealed that 'morningitis' is a real workplace risk


Design your own safety mats

20 July, 2007 | Supplied by: Alsco Pty Limited

FFeatures: captures wet spills, traps dirt and dust and minimises slips and trips


New code of practice for construction industry

13 July, 2007

A new National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work has been announced by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC).


Internal combustion counterbalance forklift range

20 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

The series of one to 3.5 tonne internal combustion counterbalance forklifts provides increased safety and ergonomics, reduced operating costs and greater environmental friendliness. The range includes 23 pneumatic-tyre internal-combustion models from one to three tonnes payload, the petrol/LPG and diesel models with the choice of manual or powershift transmission and a compact model as well.


Government inaction blamed for tragedy at Kerang

08 June, 2007

Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) has condemned government inaction as the reason for the tragic level crossing collision near Kerang earlier this week.


12-year-old allowed to operate forklift

28 May, 2007

SafeWork SA has expressed its frustration and disappointment at the work practices of a developer who was fined after a worker was injured in an incident which saw a 12-year-old driving a forklift.


Workplace safety management

21 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Prime Health Group

Prime Health is offering an integrated approach to workplace health, safety and wellness with its safety management system.


Business slams SA workers comp scheme

16 May, 2007

Business SA is calling for major reform to South Australia’s workers compensation scheme.


Forklift warning for the ACT

15 May, 2007

ACT WorkCover has issued a warning to remind employers, employees and third parties of the dangers surrounding forklifts in response to an incident at a construction site this week where a truck driver sustained serious injury after being struck by a load falling from a forklift.


Students get creative about young worker safety

14 May, 2007

Secondary and tertiary students throughout New South Wales are being encouraged to enter the 2007 Young Workers Poster Competition.


Work-related road safety awareness

08 May, 2007

A New Zealand report on work-related road safety seeks to raise employer awareness of the importance of ensuring employees are safe when driving for work.


Public comments on draft construction code

01 May, 2007

Public comment on the draft of the national code of practice for the Safe Handling of Tilt-up Wall Panels and Concrete Elements in Building Construction has been received and posted on the ASCC website.


Counterbalance forklifts

19 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Linde Materials Handling

The 386 electric counterbalance forklift range is built on technology which will provide operators with improved productivity and efficiency, according to Linde Materials Handling. With a protective roof/cab 50 mm wider than the previous model's, it improves the operator environment and the floorboard of the new models is 15 mm lower than on the models they replace.


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