An increasing number of employees in manufacturing industries are working in a state of sleep deprivation and/or circadian desynchrony. An increase in shift work and extended hours are being blamed for the growing incidence of worker fatigue
Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 were introduced into Parliament last week. The amendments were introduced under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (OHS) Bill 2007.
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Joe Hockey MP has announced the first group of companies to achieve full accreditation under the Australian governmentâ€™s new building and construction scheme.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) have both slammed the changes the federal government made to the Federal Workersâ€™ Compensation Scheme last week.
WorkSafe Vic has warned companies using coiled steel to review their storage and moving practices after a 51-year-old man died this month at Hastings.
Occupational health and safety has become one of Australiaâ€™s most lucrative career choices, according to details of a survey released at the Safety in Action Conference on Tuesday.
Safety regulators are increasingly looking to manufacturers to help solve the forklift safety problem by building safety features directly into the machinery
A new guide for preventing slips, trips and falls has been released by the Queensland Department of Employment and Industrial Relations.
SafeWork SA is calling on applications for two scholarships of up to $10,000 each to improve occupational health and safety outcomes for women in South Australia.
The Queensland government has weighed into the OHS debate, warning that new federal government changes to workers compensation will threaten worker safety.
An Australian materials handling and dock safety products manufacturer has announced a major restructure of its executive management group.
Mobile crane operations on worksites will be the feature of a new WorkSafe campaign beginning in Victoria this month.
WorkSafe Victoria announced this week that nominations for its 2007 WorkSafe Awards are open.
The Bbs-tek Backalarm uses multi-frequency broadband sound instead of the traditional single frequency sound of a conventional alarm. The sound dissipates much quicker, is directional and localised to the danger zone. This results in an enormous reduction in noise nuisance.
Glow Safe is a water-based, high-quality paint that is suitable for most surfaces and glows for up to 10 h in the dark. It is of particular use in areas that require exit signs, safety directions or hazard indicators during a power blackout, fire or emergency evacuation. It can be used in hallways, corridors, factory floors, on and around machinery, dangerous objects, evacuation signs, stairs and railings.