Materials handling

Robot takes away the grunt work and operates safely beside humans

07 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Sensorplex Pty Ltd

The UR10 robot has helped Swedish food company Orkla Foods streamline production and reduce repetitive and manual lifting for workers without extensive safety installations.

Reducing manual handling in a WA crushing plant

18 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

A Pilbara-based crushing plant in Western Australia has reduced its manual handling risks after implementing a wear liner system by Kinder & Co.

Manual handling — What to look for now?

06 August, 2015 by Jeremy Trotman, Senior Hygienist, JTA Health, Safety + Noise | Supplied by: JTA Health, Safety & Noise Specialists

In 2014 Safe Work Australia published some good news statistics: 2011–12 — serious workers compensation claims with "muscular stress while lifting, carrying, or putting down objects" listed as the mechanism of injury were down on the previous year by 21%. Even better, this was no statistical aberration; it reflected a general downward trend since 2000–01.

Amco U-Tred anti-slip stair nosing

05 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Amco

The U-Tred anti-slip cleats can be quickly installed onto open grid-type steps used in the mining, construction and agricultural industries.

Time running out to convert to the national high risk work licence

22 July, 2015

Workers who operate forklifts and cranes or other high risk equipment have only six weeks left before the deadline closes for converting to the new national high risk work licence.

Konecranes Smarton crane

09 July, 2015 | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

The Konecranes Smarton overhead crane includes high-tech features that are designed to improve its safety and efficiency capabilities.

Remote control safety solution for construction applications

25 June, 2015

A remote-controlled excavator engineered to provide a safer work environment and eliminate manual handling risks has won the 2015 National AWA Water Industry Safety Excellence Award. The solution could also have wider applications in the construction industry.

Australian technology transforming safety in workplaces globally

22 May, 2015 | Supplied by: dorsaVi Pty Ltd

During May this year, medical device company dorsaVi secured its first OHS contract in the United States with construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar. It also signed with its first two UK-based OHS customers - the London Underground and VINCI Construction UK.

Allied Pickfords plastic crates and skates

15 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Allied Pickfords

The Allied Pickfords plastic crates and skates are designed to replace cardboard boxes when packing and relocating files and items for business removals.

Pelican High Side Ute Box

14 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Pelican Products Australia Pty Ltd

The Pelican High Side Ute Box is a durable and weather-resistant toolbox made from UV-stabilised polyethylene plastic and designed specifically to fit to the side of a tradesman's vehicle.

Forklifts 'face-off' in narrow aisle

29 April, 2015 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Anti-collision technology that allows users to operate more than one vehicle in a narrow aisle.

Vest with soft robotics gives workers more power

01 April, 2015

A power vest using what experts call ‘soft robotics’ will provide back support for workers exposed to frequent heavy lifting.

Furphy Engineering Robotic Tank Inspection Technology

31 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Furphy Engineering

Furphy Engineering has introduced the Robotic Tank Inspection Technology, which is claimed to increase safety, reduce risk and improve the accuracy of tank inspections.

Safety-Walk Anti-slip Peelable Coating 3500

30 March, 2015 | Supplied by: 3M Australia Pty Ltd

3M has launched its Safety-Walk Anti-slip Peelable Coating 3500, which is claimed to be the first peelable floor coating to meet wet slip resistance standards with minimal reduction to floor gloss and clarity.

Cribbing and Matting Co Dura Crib and Dura Stat plastic cribbing systems

25 March, 2015

The Dura Crib and Dura Stat plastic cribbing systems are designed for safety, strength and durability.

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