Materials handling

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.

Timber worker death takes the week's toll to three

26 July, 2006

A 62-year-old truck driver has died after a log being loaded onto his truck fell and hit him.

Forklift crash claims life

21 July, 2006

A man has died in hospital 10 months after his forklift tipped and crushed him.

Ergonomic lifting equipment

13 July, 2006 | Supplied by: Fanquip

The extensive range of Actisafe lift tables is distributed by Fanquip.

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