Pro-Visual Publishing has released the 201112 Metal Manufacturing Industry Guide which is said to provide the industry with the most up-to-date safety information.
Produced in conjunction with Australian Industries Group, the guide is an initiative aimed at increasing awareness of workplace health and safety to reduce workplace accidents and injury.
The 2011/12 edition includes information on manual handling, machine guarding safety and crane and hoist safety.
According to the guide, many handling accidents can be attributed to the inappropriate use of cranes and hoists.
Most accidents occur because of incorrectly devised and installed cranes, which when combined with poorly trained operators is a recipe for disaster.
The guide lists safety guidelines for hoist use and also for other employees.
Recipients of the guide are also provided with the opportunity to enter a competition in which the best entry wins a $5000 dollar holiday voucher, subject to competion terms and conditions.
Additional copies are available upon request through Pro-Visual Publishing.