• Metal lathes: can they be made safe?

    November 18, 2009 0 comment

    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

    December 24, 2008 0 comment

    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

    August 8, 2008 0 comment

    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

    August 13, 2007 0 comment

    Frank Schrever explains why administrative controls are never enough to protect employees working in hazardous industries.