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  • Brisbane foundry fined $120,000 over worker injuries - Work Safety Hub
    Hub blog Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Friday 10 August 2012 Prosecutions Brisbane foundry fined 120 000 over worker injuries Tweet In a recent press release from the Queensland department of justice a Northgate manufacturer has been fined 120 000 last week over separate workplace incidents that left two workers with serious arm and shoulder injuries Esco Northgate Pty Ltd formerly Austcast Pty Ltd pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Industrial Magistrates Court last Monday 30 July 2012 to breaching section 24 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 having failed to ensure workplace safety The court heard that on 9 June 2011 a worker sustained serious injuries when he was pinned between a crane and a structure In another incident on 29 July 2011 a worker was seriously injured when his arm was crushed by a core mould manufacturing machine Workplace Health and Safety Queensland investigation findings presented to the court revealed that the first incident occurred during maintenance work on a silo Two overhead 10 tonne gantry cranes operating on the same track system collided pinning a worker against the silo The worker suffered fracture injuries to his shoulder The court heard the company did not undertake a risk assessment or provide a work procedure for this maintenance activity and there was no lock out in place on the cranes to prevent their operation during the work Normally this type of maintenance would occur during a shutdown period but it was decided that the replacement could not wait The court also heard the gantry cranes were fitted with audible proximity alarms however the alarm on the parked crane was not working because the crane was turned off and the alarm on the other crane was not working because it was awaiting parts to repair it The crane operator was not aware that the proximity alarm was not working and the injured worker had his back to the moving crane for which there was no noise to alert him of its movement For the second incident in July the investigation findings presented to the court alleged that it occurred when workers were in the mould shop making cores for sand moulds with a core blowing machine CBM The injured worker did not insert a guard into the CBM to prevent two moving parts from operating Once he had wiped the sensor clean and in absence of the guard the CBM reactivated and crushed his arm trapping it in the two moving parts of the CBM the slide gate and the sand canister The worker suffered fracture laceration and nerve injuries to his arm For more of this release click here Tags cranes Machine Guarding Prosecution Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Crush injury fines total 35 000 as WorkSafe hits dangerous machines Two businesses have received fines totalling 35 000 after a contractor

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    books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged cranes Brisbane foundry fined 120 000 over worker injuries Tweet In a recent press release from the Queensland department of justice a Northgate manufacturer has been fined 120 000 last week over separate workplace incidents that left two workers with serious arm

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  • Accommodation & food services workers more likely to be injured - Work Safety Hub
    Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Tuesday 31 July 2012 National Statistics Accommodation food services workers more likely to be injured Tweet New research from Safe Work Australia found that workers in the Accommodation food services industries 2009 10 were more likely to experience injury than any other industry The report titled Australian work related injury experience by sex and age 2009 10 examines the work related injury experience of male and female workers across different age groups and analyses the results of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Work related Injuries Survey The report confirms that in 2009 10 638 400 workers reported they had incurred a work related injury in the previous 12 months Surprisingly the report also found that incidence rates of injury were similar for male and female workers however on a per hour basis females had a 27 higher frequency rate of injury than their male counterparts For both male and female workers the highest frequency rates occurred among those working as Labourers and Community personal service workers The industry with the highest rate for both male and female workers was Accommodation food services Working under shift arrangements or as a casual or part time worker was associated with higher rates of injury Female workers recorded higher frequency rates in all categories of employment except for full time non shift workers where male and female rates were similar A sprain or strain of muscles was the most common injury for both male and female workers accounting for around 30 of the injuries The 15 24 years age group displayed a very different pattern of injuries to the other age groups due to a different pattern of employment One quarter of workers in this age group were employed as Sales workers while for the other age groups the dominant occupation was Professionals This partially explains why workers in the 15 24 years age group recorded a high proportion of injuries due to Hitting or being hit or cut by an object while for the remaining age groups Muscular stress was the most common cause of injury The frequency rate of injury of 48 8 injuries per million hours worked recorded by the 15 24 years age group was nearly twice some of the other age groups which ranged from 25 7 for the 65 years over age group to 37 0 for the 45 54 years age group At the occupation level the highest frequency rate of 91 6 injuries per million hours worked was recorded by workers in the 15 24 years age group working as Community personal service workers Workers in this age group also had the highest rates of injury while working as Labourers Technicians trades

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  • Accommodation - Work Safety Hub
    in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Accommodation Accommodation food services workers more likely to be injured Tweet New research from Safe Work Australia found that workers in the Accommodation food services industries 2009 10 were more likely to experience injury than any other industry Tags

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    Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Corporate Solutions We recognise that sometimes one size will not fit all so our Corporate Solutions are designed to provide a completely customised service for larger businesses It will support your existing resources structures and processes to enhance service improve compliance reduce costs and add value As a large organisation you will already have some measures in place to address your Work Health Safety and Wellbeing agenda However you may have a need for additional external independent support to improve service address specific issues or provide training at a fixed cost We can help with these requirements We successfully support many large organisations including some global brands with our action not audit based approach We will work with your organisation as a partner You will probably already have suitably qualified professionals appointed but we will support them in their areas of need Our Corporate Solutions package includes a customised service with you deciding how much face to face direct support you require We agree our schedule of support days together but we fix the price to give you certainty If you would like to partner with a service provider who can offer such complete flexibility along with free training needs analysis for your

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    and more productive workplace Solution Guides Learn from the latest OHS case studies Case Studies Watch industry leaders and experts discuss a range of workplace health and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Outsoucing made easy Outsoucing made easy Search Popular Videos Time

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    for a safer and more productive workplace Solution Guides Learn from the latest OHS case studies Case Studies Watch industry leaders and experts discuss a range of workplace health and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Search Popular Videos Time lapse video Boral

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  • eBook on safety culture smashes download record - Work Safety Hub
    discussion and questions We are pleased to report that the eBook Keeping your Business in Business with a positive safety culture what you should know about and how to start has now been downloaded in excess of 500 times The book describes the current thinking around advanced risk management some insights into how safety professionals approach safety culture and what organisations should know about the process and where to begin

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