A power vest using what experts call ‘soft robotics’ will provide back support for workers exposed to frequent heavy lifting.
Furphy Engineering has introduced the Robotic Tank Inspection Technology, which is claimed to increase safety, reduce risk and improve the accuracy of tank inspections.
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.
The Dura Crib and Dura Stat plastic cribbing systems are designed for safety, strength and durability.
Port Kembla Coal Terminal has a strict fire safety protocol in place, which requires up to nine heavy cylinders, each weighing 121 kg, to be regularly lifted from ground level to a height of 20 m for ongoing maintenance.
NSW WorkCover has launched a new video safety alert addressing the workplace risk of loading and unloading a flatbed truck or trailer. Figures show 15 workers have died in Australia between 2003 and 2012 after falling from their trucks.
Bega Cheese has invested in Tawi vacuum-assisted lifting systems and Protema hoists from Kockums Bulk Systems to improve safety at its manufacturing plant.
An Australian designed and manufactured remote control belly plate safety lifter for tracked vehicles has caught the attention of US mining companies after achieving widespread success at home.
One in three injuries to Australian workers is caused by manual handling. Manual handling injuries are not limited to those sustained by lifting or carrying heavy loads. A person can be injured when handling objects in a variety of ways, including pulling, pushing, holding or restraining.
Four Konecranes Rail Mounted Gantry RMGs will go into operation as part of expansion and modernisation projects at Pacific National's Sydney and Melbourne intermodal terminals.
Crown Equipment demonstrates the benefits of maintaining a strong safety culture with its program of specifically developed safety courses and initiatives, which are achieving good results that have dramatically reduced incidents of injury in all areas of its operations.
South Australian chocolate maker Haigh's will unveil Australia's first industrial installation of a Baxter interactive production robot.