Materials handling

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.

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.

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.

NTP to distribute Jungheinrich forklifts

09 April, 2008

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

Light hoist

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Ingal EPS

The Remote Lighting Lifter enables the lowering of luminaires to the ground electrically via wireless remote control where they can be safely maintained. It is designed for use in factories, warehouses, exhibition centres, sports stadiums, railway stations, auditoriums, schools, hotels and more.

Malaga worker death under investigation

12 March, 2008

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 22-year-old apprentice cabinet maker at a furniture factory in Malaga last Friday.

Dandenong business guilty of return-to-work offence

11 March, 2008

Playground equipment manufacturer, Playspace Playground, pleaded guilty to failing to provide an injured employee with his pre injury position as required under Victoria’s workers compensation legislation.

Free service aids return to work

10 March, 2008

Returning to work after injury could become a less arduous process with the launch of an online resource containing up-to-date advice and research on return to work issues.

WorkCover warns of dangers of powerlines when pumping concrete

06 March, 2008

WorkCover NSW recently issued a safety alert to warn of the dangers of powerlines when pumping concrete, following an incident where the operator of a concrete-placing boom received a serious electric shock when the boom came into contact with 22 kV overhead powerlines that crossed over the construction site. The work was being carried out in almost dark conditions in a fogbound area, where the overhead powerlines were unsighted.

Tilt-up national code declared

03 March, 2008

The National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction was declared by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) at the end of February 2008.

Forklift safety system

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Hi-Vis

The Fork-Alert warning system is an electronic early warning system designed for use where forklifts, cranes and other moving equipment are used.

Drum-mixing system

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Actisafe

Actidrum is a sturdy, industrial strength product to aid in the mixing of contents in drums of all sizes, safely and efficiently. It can be manufactured to operate in a fixed position or supplied with long-wearing castors to those seeking a mobile version.

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