Materials handling

WorkSafe Victoria prioritises farm safety in harvest season

11 February, 2021

Inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria will conduct a three-day inspection program in farms across Shepparton to help the region have a safe harvest.

Shutdown solution lifts safe forklift handling in prison

19 January, 2021 | Supplied by: RCT

Industrial specialists at RCT have customised a forklift to include a ControlMaster remote shutdown solution for supervised forklift operations in a local prison.

Campaign aims to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in transport industry

12 January, 2021

SafeWork SA has launched a safety campaign to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and falls in the road freight transport industry, visiting a number of depots across the state.

Standards Australia tech to enhance speed limit compliance

27 October, 2020

Standards Australia has released a new standard that outlines the use of LEDs to change the speed limit remotely on electronic speed signs.

Company fined $60K for worker's partially amputated thumb

22 October, 2020

A Brisbane company has been fined $60,000 after a young worker's thumb was caught in a pinch point and partially amputated.

Wearable solution lifts strain of shoulder injuries

13 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Soter Analytics

SoterCoach is a wearable solution launched by Soter Analytics and designed to prevent shoulder injuries in the workplace.

Worker dies after falling 1.4 m from pallet rack

08 October, 2020

A Victorian bindery finishing operator has died in hospital after falling approximately 1.4 metres from a pallet rack. The fatality brings the state's toll to 56 — five up on the same time last year.

NSW transport and freight industry receives COVID-19 guidance

14 July, 2020

The NSW Government has released guidance for the transport and freight industry to help navigate and minimise the risks associated with coronavirus.

Online training lifts hydraulic safety accessibility

23 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Enerpac

Enerpac has shifted its series of hydraulic safety training sessions online, to help companies keep their safety knowledge up to date during COVID-19.

Worker crushed unloading light towers marks 25th Vic death

12 June, 2020

A Victorian transport worker has died after he was crushed unloading steel light tower segments from a semitrailer. It brings the state's toll to 25 for 2020.

Rockwell Automation iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system

05 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system allows users to package a variety of products without compromising productivity.

Pallet racking solution protects against forklift impacts

06 April, 2020 | Supplied by: ACP Australian Custom Pipes Pty Ltd

This pallet racking protection solution features a shock deflector that is made from a tough polymer designed to withstand significant impact from forklifts.

Metal tubing manufacturer fined after worker breaks leg

03 April, 2020

Trans Vent Spiral, a Penrith tubing manufacturer, has been fined $90,000 for breaching the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, after a worker broke his leg.

Young farmer crushed by silo on Victoria farm

30 March, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria is pleading for those in the agriculture sector to prioritise safety, following the death of a farm worker who was crushed beneath a silo.

Winching solution keeps underground mining moving safely

12 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Hydraulink

Australian Certified Winches, in collaboration with Hydraulink, has developed a winch capable of hauling 100 tonnes, for underground mining operations.

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