A new compliance initiative by ACT WorkCover will see more than 550 businesses receive a request in coming weeks to provide evidence of a valid workers compensation policy.
A spate of prosecutions has seen labour hire companies held accountable for the safety of employees they â€˜on-hireâ€™ to other employers.
A 62-year-old truck driver has died after a log being loaded onto his truck fell and hit him.
A man has died in hospital 10 months after his forklift tipped and crushed him.
Forklift owners and operators have been warned of the potential safety risks associated with the hiring or buying of equipment with unfamiliar control pedals.
The Dumpmaster bin emptying machine is already being used throughout supermarkets, hospitals, factories and the hospitality industry for safe bin and container emptying in a diverse range of situations, particularly where space restrictions apply.
The overhead manual crane system from Global Track claims to address common problems found in manufacturing facilities - overhead cranes are often plagued by inefficiencies because of static designs. Prone to jamming and requiring significant operator exertion, Global Track's current models can increase production costs and reduce worker injury risk.
Products for forklifts and other industrial equipment will be released by Dunham Instruments at Matex during National Manufacturing Week, to be held at Sydneyâ€™s Darling Harbour from May 30 to June 2.
The TWU's Federal Committee of Management has announced its support for the NSW WorkCover OH&S regulations on Long Distance Truck Driver Fatigue.