Materials handling

Timber mill death Victoria’s third for 2008

23 January, 2008

Victoria’s work-related death toll for 2008 has risen to three in as many weeks with a fatality at a Latrobe Valley timber mill Last Thursday.


Hay-baler alert issued

23 January, 2008

The dangers of using hay-balers have been outlined in the latest Hazard Alert issued by SafeWork SA.


Company charged for customer death

22 January, 2008

A South Gippsland mechanic repairs company has been committed to stand trial in the County Court on workplace health and safety charges, after a customer was crushed on their premises.


How the 'H' in OHS impacts workplace safety

22 January, 2008 by Paul Stathis, Editor

Safety in the workplace is generally seen as a matter of providing a safety framework of situational risk assessment, mitigation procedures, appropriate physical safety devices and personal protection


Trans-Tasman 'Falls prevention in construction' campaign

11 January, 2008

Workplace health and safety regulators across Australia and New Zealand are joining forces to target falls prevention in the construction industry, particularly small and medium-sized projects.


Amendments to the Comcare permanent impairment guide

08 January, 2008

The Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment is a legislative instrument that Comcare may vary or revoke under section 28 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) — subject to the approval of the Minister. The guide is used in the assessment of entitlements under sections 24 to 27 of the SRC Act.


Expresso hand trucks save time, money and driver's back

13 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Lite Trucks Australia

When Melbourne beverage distributor Shaun Mays took a Lite Trucks Expresso hand truck out for a trial run, it saved him so much time and effort that he never gave it back. Three years on, he says it has saved him money, too


Companies fined for crushed apprentice

28 November, 2007

Fosters Wine Estates and electrical contractor Integrated Quality Electrical Systems were both recently fined by the SA Industrial Relations Court, over an incident in March 2005 which left a 21-year-old man with severe and disabling abdominal injuries.


Licensing system upgrade for high-risk equipment

22 November, 2007

Safety laws providing for the operation of forklifts, cranes, boom lifts and other high-risk equipment have changed, requiring current ‘ticket’ holders to transfer to the new Licence to Perform High Risk Work.


Remote lighting lifter

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.ingaleps.com.au

The Remote Lighting Lifter enables the lowering of luminaires to the ground via remote control where they can be safely maintained.


Union fined $42,000 for industrial action

21 November, 2007

The Federal Magistrates Court has fined the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) $35,000 and an official $7000 for misusing OHS as a reason for industrial action.


Road flares

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Aerospace & Defence Products

The TurboFlare road flares have full 360° rotation, no moving parts and ultra-bright LEDs available in many colours. It provides a strong, bright, earlier warning, providing a 24 h electronic road flare.


Understanding OHS Regulations

20 November, 2007 by WorkSafe Victoria

Regulations are laws made by the Governor in Council (not Parliament) under authority granted by the OHS Act


Victorian shire faces safety charges

08 November, 2007

The shire of Wellington in Gippsland has been committed to stand trial in the County Court after pleading not guilty to a charge laid under the OHS Act 2004.


Recognised for practising workplace health and safety

31 October, 2007

For Stuart Kenny, managing director of the Ausclad Group of Companies (AGC), supporting a workplace event to recognise Safe Work Australia Week is a top priority


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