Materials handling

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.

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

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.

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.

Unsafe conditions for overseas workers

15 November, 2006

The safety and conditions of workers on 457 visas has again been questioned by the CFMEU after Victorian WorkCover inspectors recently shut down a construction site near Ballarat on safety grounds.

Falls, trips and slips increase by 50%

13 November, 2006

Figures show that more than 25,000 new workers compensation cases each year are due to falls, trips and slips.

ACT intervenes with manual tasks program

02 November, 2006

A range of occupational health and safety intervention strategies has been launched by ACT WorkCover as part of its 2006/07 Information and Prevention Program.

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

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