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Safety Alert — Always look up and live


Energy Safe Victoria has issued a Safety Alert for owners and operators of farming equipment who undertake work near overhead powerlines on rural properties. It follows an incident where a father and son died while moving a 25-foot metal windmill that came into contact with a 12,500 volt power line.

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Changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985

WorkSafe has issued a summary of the changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985 and when the changes take effect.

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Manufacturing and Logistics

Unloading flat-bed truck trailers — Delivery sites

WorkSafe has released a Health and Safety Solution to prevent truck drivers falling from flat-bed truck trailers.

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Loading waste into waste skips

WorkSafe has released a Health and Safety Solution for safely loading waste into waste skips.

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Products containing asbestos in motor vehicle workshops

WorkSafe has updated its Guidance Note, Asbestos-containing products in motor vehicle workshops, which is designed to help employers and employees in the automotive repair industry avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos dust.

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SellSafe — A guide to supplying used machinery and equipment

WorkSafe has issued a SellSafe guide for suppliers who sell used agriculture machinery, via clearing sales, meet legal obligations to supply used machinery and equipment that is safe and without risks to health and safety.

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SunSmart farmer campaign

SunSmart is targeting farmers and rural workers to raise awareness about skin cancer prevention and early detection.

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Quad bike accident victim had not ridden one before

The Department of Labor has called on farmers who require employees to use quad bikes to ensure they are well trained in their use.

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Farmers urged to wear protective clothing

Farmers and workers who treat livestock, particularly sheep, should wear personal protective equipment when using the products, the Health and Safety Executive says.

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Hand caught in meat shredder, $75,000 fine

Hay baling company fined $40,000 after worker loses part of finger

Freight firm fined for hazard

Injuries from moving parts see employers fined

Firm to pay $60,000 for ute death

Corus fined after mobile crane overturns

Solihull hammer firm hit with fine after worker injures hand

Royal Mail fined £90,000 over employee death

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Linfox fined for trailer collapse

Paper roll crushes worker's leg

Milk truck driver killed in rollover

Alarm order after pub death

$1m payout for back injury

VicRoads worksite safety update

SafetyNet journal 185

Three hurt after crane incident

Forklift driver's shock crash


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March 23, 2010



For incidents around the world
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Equipment injures grain miller employee
Worker killed as rubbish truck reverses
Worker killed at ship breaking yard
Man's leg partially amputated
Four injured in fire
Refinery contains fuel tank spill
Propane explosion injures worker
Fire forces plant evacuation
Explosion, fire hit lumber yard
Firefighters battle ammonia leak
Forklift fire, propane explosion at plant


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