SafetyZone News

Charging lead acid batteries

11-02-2013

Batteries generate explosive hydrogen gas, even during normal operation, but additional hazards during charging raise the risk to workshop and other personnel. Batteries generate explosive hydrogen gas, even during normal operation, but additional hazards during charging raise the risk to workshop and other personnel. In eastern Victoria a worker was injured when a large truck...


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Forklift and pedestrian interaction

16-01-2013

Forklifts are one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment found in the workplace. Almost half of all people injured by a forklift are pedestrians. Even when travelling at low speeds, forklifts present significant risk to the safety of pedestrians, half the pedestrians killed were crushed by forklifts that were barely moving. Simple measures can...


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First aid in the workplace, and your obligations

14-12-2012

Under the Victorian OHS Act, 2004, the employer has a legal duty to: ‘Provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, adequate facilities for the welfare of employees at any workplace under the control and management of the employer’ What does this mean in terms of first aid? Compliance can be a mind field, SafetyZone@YCM has...


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Machine guarding

08-11-2012

According to the Safety Institute of Australia Ltd almost 450 body parts have been amputated from Victorian workers as a result of incidents over the last 5 years. According to the Safety Institute of Australia Ltd almost 450 body parts have been amputated from Victorian workers as a result of incidents over the last 5...


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