Materials handling

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.

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.

Managing stress-related wheel failure

10 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Bearcat Tyres Pty Ltd

Bearcat Tyres has introduced a heavy-duty wheel safety reporting service for the port handling and mining industries.

Lack of training incurs $26,000 fine

05 June, 2008

The collapse of a crane at a Pt Augusta railyard has resulted in a lucky escape for the driver and a $26,000 fine for the employer in the SA Industrial Relations Court recently.

WorkSafe targeting manual handling at food manufacturers

02 June, 2008

A campaign targeting manual handling safety begins on 1 July with WorkSafe Victoria inspectors visiting food manufacturers and processors across the state.

Builder fined over tilt-up collapse

26 May, 2008

A Perth builder has been fined $3500 for the collapse of three tilt-up panels at a construction site at Forrestfield.

RailCorp aware of risk before worker died

15 May, 2008

A NSW Industrial Court judge has found that the risk to RailCorp workers from overhead powerlines which killed a dogman at Heathcote in 2003 was “not only obvious, but foreseen”.

Courses to prep for driver fatigue reform

14 May, 2008

New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia are working towards implementing a national Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue reform on 29 September 2008.

Website highlights injury hotspots

13 May, 2008

WorkSafe has developed a new website that helps businesses identify workplace safety risks.

Puncture-proof tyres

21 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Richmond Wheel & Castor Co

Richmond Puncture Proof Tyres combine the strength and stability of a solid rubber tyre with the smooth cushioned ride of a pneumatic tyre.

$4m deal for maintenance-free brakes

17 April, 2008

Vehicle brake manufacturer and developer Advanced Braking Technology is set to expand its product portfolio after signing a $4 million contract to design and manufacture brakes for refuse collection vehicles.

WA focusing on tower crane safety

16 April, 2008

Tower cranes will be the focus of a WorkSafe WA inspection campaign to begin later this month.

Worker crushed by Dampier silo

16 April, 2008

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 60-year-old truck driver at a transport depot at Dampier.

Understanding the Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme

16 April, 2008 by Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

The Australian government is working to champion a cooperative approach to improve OHS performance in the building and construction industry.

NTP to distribute Jungheinrich forklifts

09 April, 2008

Materials handling company NTP Forklifts Australia has been appointed the Jungheinrich importer and distributor for Australia.

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