Materials handling

Forklift licence scam foiled

20 February, 2007

A former Victorian assessor has been fined for her involvement in a forklift licence scam.

NSW spearheads national construction campaign

01 February, 2007

A campaign targeting the safety of mobile equipment in the construction industry will start next week throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Wheel stop

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

The PM Wheel Stop is made of black solid rubber with an easy-see yellow reflector for night-time identification. It is designed to be placed in parking spaces to prevent vehicles from overrunning the allocated area.

Best practice interaction between forklifts and pedestrians

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Fork-Safe International

When Pilkington Australia installed new manufacturing equipment at its Dandenong plant in Melbourne, the issue of how forklifts would interact with pedestrians in an area that never before had forklifts in operation needed to be addressed

Victoria seeks to reverse fatality trend

11 January, 2007

WorkSafe Victoria is calling for 2007 to be ‘the year of safety’ following the second workplace death for the year.

Forklift safety training for inspectors

19 December, 2006

An informal information session on forklift safety in the workplace was held recently for WorkSafe Victoria’s trainee inspectors.

OHS harmony for eastern states

15 December, 2006

Australia’s eastern states have joined forces to release a harmonisation initiative designed to streamline OHS issues for businesses operating in more than one state.

New facts on FSC

14 December, 2006

A range of fact sheets relating to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner were released this week.

Ergonomic work tables

13 December, 2006 | Supplied by: Actisafe

Actisafe has released a range of strong, ergonomic work tables for light industrial, assembly and design office use.

Air balance hoist

13 December, 2006 | Supplied by: Schmalz Australia Pty Ltd

The Millsom Air Balance Hoist and Power-Free Rail system provides control for the handling of heavy materials in manufacturing and component assembly operations.

Reduce workers compensation premiums

13 December, 2006 | Supplied by: DHL Worldwide Express

When international express and logistics company DHL discovered its Australian workers compensation rating was below the industry standard, it was decided more could and should be done to improve workplace safety

Electronic alarm rouses truck drivers

11 December, 2006

A combination of camera and software is going to help protect drivers from the dangerous effects of momentary drowsiness.

'Morningitis' a real safety risk

07 December, 2006

The analysis of more than 20 years of workers compensation statistics has revealed that ‘morningitis’ is a real workplace safety risk.

Workplace injury targets fall short

06 December, 2006

A reduction in workplace fatalities has placed Australian workplaces ahead of the target set in the National OHS Strategy, but progress in workplace injury still falls short of the targeted 40% improvement by 2012.

Safety mentoring for small business

23 November, 2006

The successful completion of a trial mentoring program to help small businesses improve workplace safety will see it expand into the manufacturing and construction industries.

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