Materials handling

Research to cut the construction industry's suicide toll

10 September, 2021

New research from UniSA is striving to understand why construction workers are struggling with mental health and has identified 26 potential drivers of suicide.

Mining sector backs Respect@Work reforms

09 September, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has voiced its support for the implementation of the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work Amendment Bill, to eliminate workplace sexual harassment.

Roofing truss manufacturer charged for unsafe work practices

09 September, 2021

A Melbourne roofing truss manufacturer has been charged for failing to reduce the risk to health and safety during the delivery of trusses.

Kleen Xchange Antimicrobial Safety Cutter

24 August, 2021 | Supplied by: Diplomat Blades Aust Pty Ltd

The Kleen Xchange antimicrobial safety cutter features multiple head options to suit any cutting application, ranging from cutting boxes, film, tape and more.

Demolition company fined $100K over workplace death

16 July, 2021

A demolition company in Victoria has been fined $100,000 over the death of a worker, after a brick wall collapsed on him at a residential building site in 2019.

Labour company fined after worker killed at timber mill

07 July, 2021

A labour hire company has been fined $50,000 for failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work, after a worker died at a Benalla timber mill in 2018.

Rope analysis furthers crane safety, reliability and service life

06 July, 2021 | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

Konecranes' Rope Analysis, engineering assessment and inspection of ropes and reeving systems, is designed to look beyond what is visible to the naked eye.

Autonomous mobile robots boost safety and efficiency

08 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Konica Minolta has supplied two MiR200 autonomous mobile robots to NP Fulfilment, to improve safety and operational efficiency.

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.

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