Materials handling

Safety warning at Tasmania's Workplace Safe Week launch

23 October, 2006

Workplace Safe Week 2006 has launched in Tasmania with the news that workplace injuries fell by just 230 to reach 10,018 in the 2005-06 financial year.

Safety mats

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The UMM Universal Safety Mat range is a heavy-duty PVC impact-resistant safety mat rated to Category 3 for demanding safety applications. The range is available in a variety of standard metric sizes and, being a single-piece design, is highly resistant to delamination and impact damage.

Women tackle industrial safety

13 October, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

Three of the four Health and Safety Representative of the Year finalists in this year's WorkSafe Victoria Awards agree that while men still far outweigh women when it comes to health and safety in industrial settings, the gap is narrowing

Workers ignore back injury prevention

10 October, 2006

A preventative injury expert says that workers often ignore the help that is offered to them when it comes to protecting their backs.

New framework for construction safety

25 September, 2006

A national workplace safety framework has been launched to reduce injury and fatality rates in the construction industry.

Crane safety appliance

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

The 6242 Crane Safety Appliance has been designed for use on mobile cranes, tower cranes, truck cranes and hoists of all types, and meets the requirements of AS1418.5-2002 (Section 7.3).

Pallet stabilising labels

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

Matthews Intelligent Identification has been appointed exclusive agent in Australia for Holdtite pallet stabilising labels.

Combustion vs electric: which is safer?

15 September, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

Sales of electric forklifts are fast catching up to their combustive cousins. Advances in battery-powered technology have seen more businesses take advantage of some of the unique safety advantages of this emission-free alternative

Free safety assessments in Kimberley

04 September, 2006

Kimberley businesses can take advantage of a free three-hour on-site visit by an independent WorkSafe WA consultant throughout September.

A $25,000 fine, but no injuries

22 August, 2006

A Perth construction company has been fined $25,000 after a crane toppled over on a building site, even though no-one was injured.

Ucrete DP flooring technology

14 August, 2006 | Supplied by: Degussa Construction Chemicals Australia Pty Ltd

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

Safety cutter

14 August, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Megasafe 116001 cutter has a 0.63 mm thick blade highly suitable for use with virtually any type of material. The ergonomically styled heavy-duty cutter, made of aluminium, provides for controlled cutting operations.

Making slippery floors safer

14 August, 2006 | Supplied by:

Help protect yourself, your staff and the public from slip/fall accidents with proven Anti Slip floor safety treatment applied by our professional applicators.

ACT businesses to provide proof of insurance

11 August, 2006

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.

Confusion over labour hire prosecutions

10 August, 2006

A spate of prosecutions has seen labour hire companies held accountable for the safety of employees they ‘on-hire’ to other employers.

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