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.