Materials handling

Inspectors focus on furniture-making industry

18 August, 2008

WorkSafe WA will launch an inspection campaign in the furniture (cabinet-making) industry next month to reduce injuries in the sector.

Comparing workers comp across ANZ

12 August, 2008

The latest edition of the Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand was released by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) recently.

Call for comment on proposed construction induction code

04 August, 2008

WorkCover NSW is inviting public comment on the implementation of the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work in NSW.

WorkSafe lifts the bar on crane safety

31 July, 2008

New guidance to help improve the safety of people who own, use or maintain bridge and gantry cranes has been released by WorkSafe Victoria.

Annual Comparative Performance Monitoring report

17 July, 2008

The ninth CPM report contains 25 indicators that provide a range of information designed to help gauge the success of different approaches to reduce the incidence of work-related injury and disease.

Outcomes of ASCC meeting

08 July, 2008

Several important decisions to lead and coordinate national efforts to prevent workplace death, injury and disease were made at the ASCC’s eighth meeting, held recently in Canberra.

Industrial tyre installation

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Bearcat Tyres Pty Ltd

Bearcat Tyres, national distributor for the Solideal, CEAT and Duratough brands of industrial tyres and wheels, has added a heavy industrial on-site installation service to its range of goods and services.

Drum lifter

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Drum Grab Australia

The Drum Grab is a self-centring, safe method to attach to a 205 L drum. It provides a safe, easy and reliable way to attach a drum to almost any lifting device, from chain block to helicopter, forklift to mobile hoist.

Speed hump

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Barrier Group

The Slo-motion Compliance speed hump is a modular speed control system, consisting of independent modules each 250 mm long with rounded end caps. The device is manufactured in Australia to comply with the relevant Australian Standards.

Wheel safety device

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Tulip Corporation Pty Ltd

The Tulip Squirrel is a simple product that prevents wheel nuts coming off trucks and large vehicles and causing the potentially catastrophic effects of wheel loss while driving.

Diesel-powered booms

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd

The H 43 TPX 43 m telescopic platform and the HA 41 PX articulating platform are designed to meet all working requirements at heights of 41 and 43 m.

Long-reach sander

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Tooltechnic Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Planex long-reach sander for painters and plasterers is designed for rapid sanding of joint compounds on plasterboard or plaster/lath walls and is suitable for removing wallpaper from solid plaster.

Radar sensor

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The R-Gage QT50R advanced radar sensor detects moving and stationary objects in harsh weather conditions. The system uses frequency modulated continuous wave radar to detect presence, absence or change of large objects outdoors and in other challenging environments.

Reflective safety tapes

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Floorsafe Australia Pty Ltd

Reflective tapes have been added to the Floorsafe range of anti-slip safety products. The self-adhesive vinyl tapes are designed for highlighting dangerous objects, signage boards, work zones and packaging.

Tie-down straps

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Vision Safe

The Fasty range of tie-down straps is designed to secure small loads attached to vehicles to prevent cargo shifting under driving conditions, even in the event of a crash.

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