While high profile deaths in the mining industry may have hit headlines in recent months, the proportion of worker fatalities over the past ten years remains highest in transport, postal, and warehousing, according to Safe Work Australia. Having a system that accounts for the complexities of workplace safety, instead of jumping at the most dramatic … Continue reading Ensuring compliance with workplace safety software
“All manufacturing processes are different and bring their own unique challenges.” This is what MHE-Demag managing director Vince Di Costanzo has discovered while working at a company that puts safety first and helps other manufacturers implement thorough safety processes in their facilities. As a finalist of for the Safety Solution of the Year award at … Continue reading Safety-first approach paramount in manufacturing industry
OHS is not just about providing appropriate safety equipment and procedures. Employers need to ensure their workers are (physically and psychologically) fit for the job. Matt McDonald writes.
Safe Work Australia has published four new research reports to help inform the development of Australian work health and safety policy and practice.
The Australian Industry Group has said workers in the transport, manufacturing and construction industries are higher than average users of the drug ice.
Richgro Garden Products has been fined $100,000 over the 2012 death of a labour hire worker at its Jandakot premises.
AccessPack, an access control system for machinery from Western Australian company CASWA, is winning the support of leading companies around the world.
Standards Australia announces several revisions to the Australian Standard AS 4024.1 Series – Safety of Machinery to align with global standards.
Lockout and tagout procedures are widely implemented and used in several Australian companies, especially large mining companies and some power stations.
Two workers fired from Fonterra’s Takanini plant in New Zealand for doing the Harlem Shake dance have successfully appealed the company’s decision.
Experts analysing the explosion at the fertiliser plant in Texas point to the dangerous nature of the chemicals the plant was producing.
Harvest FreshCuts, a Queensland-based manufacturer of packaged salads, was fined $40,000 after a worker had two fingers removed by a vegetable slicer at a Perth factory.