Materials handling

Remote lighting lifter

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by:

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

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

No lift wheelbarrow

19 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Comnet Sales International

The 3 Wheelbarrow was invented by an Australian builder with a bad back, after realising that unless he could make some changes, he would not be able to continue with his profession.

Increase facility safety with floor coatings

19 October, 2007 | Supplied by:

Tennant Company has introduced its floor coatings product range into Australia.

Manual handling risks rise pre Christmas. Have you done enough?

19 October, 2007 by WorkSafe Victoria

Australian warehouses are approaching their busiest time of year and unless steps are taken now to control manual handling risks, someone could get hurt

Maintenance warning after employer fined $50,000

20 September, 2007

A Kerang business owner has been fined $50,000, without conviction, in the County Court after an employee was crushed and later died when an excavator bucket suddenly closed on him in June last year.

Ucrete DP flooring technology

20 August, 2007 | Supplied by: BASF Construction Chemicals Australia Pty Ltd

Ucrete DP utilises unique heavy-duty polyurethane resin technology that combines extreme floor durability with a non-slip finish.

Walkie stackers

20 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Linde Materials Handling

The Linde L12's design includes a purpose-built traction battery designed to have a life expectancy of 1500 cycles over five years. It also has an onboard charger which requires only a single-phase, 10 A socket. It is no longer necessary to find a location for a separate battery charger as charging can be done from any power point.

Fine gives flavouring company a nasty aftertaste

17 August, 2007

The major provider of flavourings to Australia’s food and confectionary industry has been ordered to donate $10,000 after being prosecuted by WorkSafe.

Federal Safety Commissioner urges management to “Set an example”

01 August, 2007

Federal Safety Commissioner Tom Fisher has urged senior managers in the building and construction industry to set an example for their employees and commit to a safety culture on Australian building sites.

Design your own safety mats

20 July, 2007 | Supplied by: Alsco Pty Limited

FFeatures: captures wet spills, traps dirt and dust and minimises slips and trips

Monday morning work really is bad for you

20 July, 2007

A study of 750,000 workers compensation statistics has revealed that 'morningitis' is a real workplace risk

New code of practice for construction industry

13 July, 2007

A new National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work has been announced by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC).

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