- Metal lathes: can they be made safe?
In June, a 60-year-old man died in hospital two weeks after his coat was caught and he was dragged into a lathe at a Tullamarine plastics factory.
- The golden rules of risk assessment
AT ITS worst, the risk assessment is a bureaucratic time-waster that does nothing to make workplaces safer. On the other hand, following five golden rules mean risk assessments can be both functional and lifesaving.
- Saving with more efficient motors
THE Australian introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for electric squirrel-cage induction motors is, in some respects, old news.
- A safety PLC beats a padlock
Frank Schrever explains why administrative controls are never enough to protect employees working in hazardous industries.