Materials handling

OHS salaries nudge $300,000

23 March, 2007

Occupational health and safety has become one of Australia’s most lucrative career choices, according to details of a survey released at the Safety in Action Conference on Tuesday.

Forklift safety - manufacturing responsibility

20 March, 2007 by Wendy Cramer

Safety regulators are increasingly looking to manufacturers to help solve the forklift safety problem by building safety features directly into the machinery

Preventing slips, trips and falls in Qld

16 March, 2007

A new guide for preventing slips, trips and falls has been released by the Queensland Department of Employment and Industrial Relations.

Scholarships to improve safety for women

13 March, 2007

SafeWork SA is calling on applications for two scholarships of up to $10,000 each to improve occupational health and safety outcomes for women in South Australia.

Queensland says federal OHS could threaten worker safety

12 March, 2007

The Queensland government has weighed into the OHS debate, warning that new federal government changes to workers compensation will threaten worker safety.

Tieman executive management restructure

08 March, 2007

An Australian materials handling and dock safety products manufacturer has announced a major restructure of its executive management group.

Victoria targets mobile cranes

07 March, 2007

Mobile crane operations on worksites will be the feature of a new WorkSafe campaign beginning in Victoria this month.

Victoria calls for nominations

02 March, 2007

WorkSafe Victoria announced this week that nominations for its 2007 WorkSafe Awards are open.

OHS-compliant materials handling system without lift trucks

21 February, 2007 | Supplied by: Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd

Materials handling specialist ICA has manufactured a versatile, easy to handle component and materials handling system for one of Australia's major automotive components manufacturers

Reversing alarm

21 February, 2007 | Supplied by: BJ Safety Supplies

The Bbs-tek Backalarm uses multi-frequency broadband sound instead of the traditional single frequency sound of a conventional alarm. The sound dissipates much quicker, is directional and localised to the danger zone. This results in an enormous reduction in noise nuisance.

Glow-in-the-dark paint

21 February, 2007 | Supplied by: PPG Industries

Glow Safe is a water-based, high-quality paint that is suitable for most surfaces and glows for up to 10 h in the dark. It is of particular use in areas that require exit signs, safety directions or hazard indicators during a power blackout, fire or emergency evacuation. It can be used in hallways, corridors, factory floors, on and around machinery, dangerous objects, evacuation signs, stairs and railings.

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.

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

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.

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