Safety Alert

 

Memorandum of Understanding on

Memorandum of Understanding on the regulation of dangerous goods transportation by rail in NSW, NT, SA, TAS, and VIC between The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (‘ONRSR’) and NSW Environment Protection Authority NT WorkSafe SafeWork SA WorkCover NSW WorkSafe Tasmania Victorian WorkCover Authority (‘Competent Authorities’)   original source: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/162082/Dangerous-Goods-MOU-HWSA-and-ONRSR-Signed-v1-April-2015.pdf

Worker de-gloved after arms caught in conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant incident report released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. According to the report, the conveyor was part of the crushing circuit and […]

Fortescue contractor sees fine over workshop death

A maintenance contractor has been fined $20,000 for the death of Allen Zuvela at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine in 2013. Zuvela was killed and another worker – Ben Reid – seriously injured whilst installing a cabin on a surface miner when the rigging arrangement failed , causing the cab to fall and crush Zuvela and […]

Controlling entanglement risks

Controlling entanglement risks This safety alert provides information for employers and workers about how to control the risk of entanglement when using plant and machinery Background Workers are at high risk of entanglement when working near powered plant such as farm machinery. Loose clothing, hair, gloves, jewellery, cleaning brushes, rags or other materials can become […]

Guards and discs on angle grinders

Purpose The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with removing guards and using incorrect discs on angle grinders. Background In early February 2016, a Queensland worker received fatal injuries while operating a 230 mm (9 inch) angle grinder. The worker was killed when part of a broken disc struck the […]

Confined space flash fire

This video shows an entrant being badly burned as he enters a 6,000 gallon underground gasoline storage tank.  Heat from a halogen work light that was lowered into the tank ignited gasoline vapors. Worker sustained a head injury and severe burns to several areas of his body. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. […]

Falsified High Risk Licences discovered again

Falsified High Risk Work Licences are in the spotlight again after another was found in Western Australia. WorkSafe WA is again warning employers to check the High Risk Work Licences of workers after a man, who goes by the name Peter Kevin Jenkins, falsified 12 classes of High Risk Work Licence. The falsified licence says […]

Driver seriously injured when crushed between prime mover and loader

Significant Incident Report No. 220 Subject: Driver seriously injured when crushed between prime mover and loader Date: 08 June 2015 Summary of incident A road train, incorporating a prime mover, lead trailer and dog trailer, was loaded at a quarry while on a 5.5 per cent slope. Its wheels were in loose sand with firm […]

Rollover incidents involving load shifting plant,

Please see below Safety Alert from the NSW Government BACKGROUND Over the past several years there has been an increase in the number of rollover incidents of load shifting plant. In the majority of the incidents, operators suffered minor injuries, with the load shifting plant sustaining more serious damage. Investigations identified common causal factors. These […]

Mine worker injured after falling from grader access ladder

INCIDENT On 2 October 2014, a worker at an open cut coal mine sustained spinal injuries when he fell from an access ladder on a grader after it unexpectedly rotated to the raised position. CIRCUMSTANCES The operator had parked the machine to clean the windows. He did not shut the machine down. While cleaning the […]
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