Materials handling

Crane collapse onto building lands company with $225K fine

18 May, 2021

In New South Wales, a structural engineering company has been fined $225,000 after a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment block in Wolli Creek, injuring three workers.

Amco U-Tred PRO grate cleats

14 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Amco

The Amco U-Tred PRO Grate Cleats are suitable for sites with slippery stairs or walkways and feature the Nano555 Higher-Viz Green colour, for greater visibility.

Company fined $175K after worker crushed by concrete panel

13 May, 2021

A WA construction company has been fined $175,000 after a concrete panel weighing between 750 kg and 1.1 tonnes fell onto a worker, leading to his death.

Employer fined for failing to report workplace injury

30 April, 2021

A transport company has been fined $5000 for failing to report to WHSQ a workplace incident that resulted in a worker sustaining a fractured skull.

Pack King Rapid Wrapper

12 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Pack King

The Pack King Rapid Wrapper is designed to help warehouse workers avoid the strain of pulling stretch film, when wrapping goods with protective film.

WorkSafe Victoria investigating death of worker by falling steel

10 March, 2021

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating an incident in which a man died after being struck by a steel beam that fell from an elevated storage rack.

Immersive safety: the benefits of VR training in materials handling

01 March, 2021 by Michael O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Next World Enterprises | Supplied by: Next World Enterprises

Training methods commonly employed in the materials handling industry, like class-based learning and e-learning, are failing to adequately prepare workers for hazardous situations.

WorkSafe Victoria prioritises farm safety in harvest season

11 February, 2021

Inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria will conduct a three-day inspection program in farms across Shepparton to help the region have a safe harvest.

Shutdown solution lifts safe forklift handling in prison

19 January, 2021 | Supplied by: RCT

Industrial specialists at RCT have customised a forklift to include a ControlMaster remote shutdown solution for supervised forklift operations in a local prison.

Campaign aims to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in transport industry

12 January, 2021

SafeWork SA has launched a safety campaign to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and falls in the road freight transport industry, visiting a number of depots across the state.

Standards Australia tech to enhance speed limit compliance

27 October, 2020

Standards Australia has released a new standard that outlines the use of LEDs to change the speed limit remotely on electronic speed signs.

Company fined $60K for worker's partially amputated thumb

22 October, 2020

A Brisbane company has been fined $60,000 after a young worker's thumb was caught in a pinch point and partially amputated.

Wearable solution lifts strain of shoulder injuries

13 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Soter Analytics

SoterCoach is a wearable solution launched by Soter Analytics and designed to prevent shoulder injuries in the workplace.

Worker dies after falling 1.4 m from pallet rack

08 October, 2020

A Victorian bindery finishing operator has died in hospital after falling approximately 1.4 metres from a pallet rack. The fatality brings the state's toll to 56 — five up on the same time last year.

NSW transport and freight industry receives COVID-19 guidance

14 July, 2020

The NSW Government has released guidance for the transport and freight industry to help navigate and minimise the risks associated with coronavirus.

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