Materials handling

Internal combustion counterbalance forklift range

20 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

The series of one to 3.5 tonne internal combustion counterbalance forklifts provides increased safety and ergonomics, reduced operating costs and greater environmental friendliness. The range includes 23 pneumatic-tyre internal-combustion models from one to three tonnes payload, the petrol/LPG and diesel models with the choice of manual or powershift transmission and a compact model as well.

Government inaction blamed for tragedy at Kerang

08 June, 2007

Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) has condemned government inaction as the reason for the tragic level crossing collision near Kerang earlier this week.

12-year-old allowed to operate forklift

28 May, 2007

SafeWork SA has expressed its frustration and disappointment at the work practices of a developer who was fined after a worker was injured in an incident which saw a 12-year-old driving a forklift.

Workplace safety management

21 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Prime Health Group

Prime Health is offering an integrated approach to workplace health, safety and wellness with its safety management system.

Business slams SA workers comp scheme

16 May, 2007

Business SA is calling for major reform to South Australia’s workers compensation scheme.

Forklift warning for the ACT

15 May, 2007

ACT WorkCover has issued a warning to remind employers, employees and third parties of the dangers surrounding forklifts in response to an incident at a construction site this week where a truck driver sustained serious injury after being struck by a load falling from a forklift.

Students get creative about young worker safety

14 May, 2007

Secondary and tertiary students throughout New South Wales are being encouraged to enter the 2007 Young Workers Poster Competition.

Work-related road safety awareness

08 May, 2007

A New Zealand report on work-related road safety seeks to raise employer awareness of the importance of ensuring employees are safe when driving for work.

Public comments on draft construction code

01 May, 2007

Public comment on the draft of the national code of practice for the Safe Handling of Tilt-up Wall Panels and Concrete Elements in Building Construction has been received and posted on the ASCC website.

Fighting fatigue in manufacturing

19 April, 2007 by Wendy Cramer

An increasing number of employees in manufacturing industries are working in a state of sleep deprivation and/or circadian desynchrony. An increase in shift work and extended hours are being blamed for the growing incidence of worker fatigue

Counterbalance forklifts

19 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Linde Materials Handling

The 386 electric counterbalance forklift range is built on technology which will provide operators with improved productivity and efficiency, according to Linde Materials Handling. With a protective roof/cab 50 mm wider than the previous model's, it improves the operator environment and the floorboard of the new models is 15 mm lower than on the models they replace.

OHS Bill amendments introduced

04 April, 2007

Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 were introduced into Parliament last week. The amendments were introduced under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (OHS) Bill 2007.

Government commits to safe construction

03 April, 2007

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Joe Hockey MP has announced the first group of companies to achieve full accreditation under the Australian government’s new building and construction scheme.

AMWU and CPSU slam federal OHS changes

02 April, 2007

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) have both slammed the changes the federal government made to the Federal Workers’ Compensation Scheme last week.

Businesses urged to review coiled steel storage and moving

26 March, 2007

WorkSafe Vic has warned companies using coiled steel to review their storage and moving practices after a 51-year-old man died this month at Hastings.

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