The quick connect specialists

With the rapid industrial development following the war, compressed air was increasingly used as an energy source for pneumatic tools and equipment. This resulted in growing demands for reliable efficient components, such as the need for a convenient, leak-proof method of quickly connecting airlines. Couplings…

1 in 20 Australian workers are under the influence at work - why? We ask Leigh Cleary, Drug + Alcohol Office, WA

A report into intoxicated workers state more than one in 20 Australian workers admit to having worked under the influence of alcohol and almost one in 50 report attending work under the influence of psychoactive drugs, so why is it so high? According to Leigh…

Education key to reducing work-related deaths

Every year, one worker in 12 is injured seriously enough to lodge a worker’s compensation claim. Work-related deaths annually are three times more than road fatalities in Australia. There were 212 and 186 worker deaths in the workplace in 2012 and 213 respectively in Australia…

Are you ready for the revised AS1657 on walkways, ladders and platforms?

The revised Australian Standard AS1657 for fixed ladders, platforms and walkways released in October 2013 plugs some serious holes. Guard rails made of rubber, for example, are now explicitly unacceptable. While absurd, rubber guard rails technically complied with the 21-year-old AS1657 and the example shows…

10 things to look out for when buying safety management software

Purchase only modular software. If it is modular then you can purchase the things you want and leave the things you already have. If it is not modular you may be wasting money or forcing your company to use only one software solution. Ensure the…

Get more out of your SMS

Have you considered safety management software? How do you know if it’s right for your business? And if you already have it, how can you leverage this great product to maximise its potential and ensure it’s cost-effective? We spoke with Adrian Manessis of myosh to…

Is workplace drug testing an invasion of privacy? or a necessity?

Is workplace drug testing an invasion of privacy? or a necessity?

There are some pretty frightening statistics about drugs and alcohol in the workplace in Australia. More than one in 20 Australian workers admit to having worked under the influence of alcohol and almost one in 50 report attending work under the influence of psychoactive drugs,…