A recent court case involving the collapse of a bucket wheel excavator at a coal mine shows that engineers and maintenance personnel need to be thorough in performing seemingly inconsequential or minor services.
Australian compressed air specialist Champion Compressors has recently chalked up five years without a ‘lost-time injury’ in any of its workplaces.
Workplace ‘wellness’ is expected to be the hottest new buzzword at the inaugural WA Safety Conference, held in Perth from 12–14 August, but the program will also touch on much less optimistic issues like bullying and ‘corporate manslaughter’.
Australia’s official workplace death toll — between 200 and 300 per year — could be just the tip of the iceberg, according to the Safety Institute of Australia.
One third of employees believe their work equipment is hazardous but more than a quarter would compromise their health for danger money, a new survey shows.