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Safety Videos

Safety Videos

I thought for a change instead of providing reading material, I would provide some video links.  There are some great videos available to watch online, and they really help to get the safety message across. Below are three videos from the QLD Government which we love, and thought you might too! Building bridges – The […]

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Company Fined $50,000 over Electric Shock Incident

A Mulgrave sign installation company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with severe burns to his body after he suffered an electric shock. Southern Ultimate Sign Installations Pty Ltd (Southern USI) pleaded guilty at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court this week to one charge of failing to provide a […]

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Public Comment and Consultation

Public Comment and Consultation

Public comment period open for five new model Codes of Practice: Five new national work health and safety model Codes of Practice are currently open for public comment. They are: Safe Design, Manufacture, Import and Supply of Plant Working in the Vicinity of Overhead and Underground Electrical Lines Traffic Management in Workplaces Scaffolding Work Formwork […]

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New Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy

New Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy

Safe Work Australia recently released it’s ‘Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022: Healthy, Safe and Productive Working Lives’ in draft form for public comment. The first of seven action areas targeted by the draft strategy is Health and Safety by Design. In this section is an outline of how structures, plant, equipment and substances […]

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Asbestos Management

Asbestos Management

The items below in relation to asbestos management have changed as a result of the new harmonised laws. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) with management or control of a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all asbestos or asbestos containing material (ACM) is identified by a competent person. […]

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Storing Gas Cylinders in Vehicles

Storing Gas Cylinders in Vehicles

Background Workers have died or sustained serious injuries after their work vehicles exploded. These explosions occurred when gas from leaking portable gas cylinders ignited inside the vehicles. In many cases, the ignition source was the vehicle’s electrical system. Flammable gas cylinders include those containing oxygen, acetylene, liquefied petroleum gas and propane or butane throwaway-style cylinders. […]

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Mobile Cranes With a Free Fall Feature

Mobile Cranes With a Free Fall Feature

Purpose The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of correctly locking out the free fall controls on mobile cranes fitted with this feature. Background A worker was fatally injured by a falling load while erecting a transmission tower west of Dalby inQueensland in March 2012. A 20 tonne rough terrain mobile […]

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Calls For Submissions – Chemicals of Security Concern

Calls For Submissions – Chemicals of Security Concern

Proposed measures to stop chemicals falling into the wrong hands: chance to have your say. Industry and members of the community have until 30 March 2012 to comment on measures designed to reduce the risks of common chemicals getting into the wrong hands and being used to make homemade bombs. There are literally tens of […]

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Safe Systems Of Work When Using Vehicle Lifting Devices

Safe Systems Of Work When Using Vehicle Lifting Devices

Purpose The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of safe systems of work when performing maintenance on plant, following a fatality that occurred when a worker was replacing parts on a vehicle lifting device. Background A worker was killed when he was crushed by the lifting device while replacing one of the […]

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Change To The Requirements For High Risk Work Licences

Change To The Requirements For High Risk Work Licences

Under the new work health and safety laws that commenced on 1 January 2012, high risk work licences are no longer required for earthmoving equipment or remotely operated bridge and gantry cranes. However, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) that includes the use of plant must ensure the safe use and operation of […]

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