GAS, equipment and safety specialist BOC provides advice to industry about how they can safeguard themselves from heat stress this summer – a must-read for all manufacturing workers.
WorkSafe Victoria has recorded nine work-related deaths since 21 November.
Chemicals manufacturer Incitec Pivot has announced plans to expand into explosives, and is reassuring locals living near its Newcastle ammonium nitrate plant in the wake Orica’s Kooragang Island leaks.
With most industries often using many different chemicals, it is critical that workers are issued with hand protection that will provide the highest level of protection for their work environment.
Orica has confirmed a small level of ammonium nitrate overflowed from its tank bund this afternoon.
A man has been crushed to death at a kitchen bench manufacturer in Perth, in the latest of a slew of horrific workplace accidents happening around the country.
WORKSAFE Victoria says business operators need to be wary of cold callers offering health and safety services.
NSW’s wood component manufacturing industry is among the state’s highest risk industries. In response, WorkCover NSW has announced a new project to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses and improve injury management.
Nissan Australia has issued a product safety recall on its T31 Nissan X-Trail and J10 Nissan Dualis due to manufacturing fault in the power steering control unit, which can stop power assisted steering.
SKILLED Group, a labour hire company, has been convicted and fined $50,000 over a 2009 incident where a worker’s arm was crushed in a machine.
Three workers have been seriously injured following an explosion yesterday at OneSteel’s Waratah mill.
Toyota has called a worldwide safety recall on three of its car models after insufficient adhesive around the steering wheel caused a local driver’s power steering to fail.
V8 Supercar constructor Triple Eight Race Engineering is using welding helmets from Welding Industries of Australia (WIA) to protect workers’ eyes from flash burn.
With the OHS due to take place next year, businesses can now delay Work Health and Safety laws by up to 12 months if the transformation will embark significant change.
Another chemical leak at the embattled Kooragang Island chemical plant has seen two people taken to hospital.
Fall protection training is crucial for any worker who performs work at height. Without the proper training, workers may not realise the severe consequences of a fall—serious injury or even death. Self-retracting lifeline (SRL) are becoming more common on job sites because they reduce fall distance and fall clearance requirements.
WorkSafe has launched a campaign urging safety improvements before an inspector visits.
Designing rack structures to cope with the unpredictable forces generated during an earthquake requires a combination of detailed engineering, sophisticated computer analysis, and a degree of crystal ball gazing – on the part of the engineer – into how the storage system may be utilised over its lifetime.
AUSTRALIA has some of the highest levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the world. Too much UV can cause sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer.
Many cartridge dust collectors today are equipped with a bank of filters installed downstream of the clean air discharge. These systems are known by a variety of names – safety monitoring filter, secondary filter, after-filter and safety filter being the most common terms.