VIC: Wharf Workers Return to Work After Strike

Reported by Julia | 20 Jul, 2010

Work at 27 wharves has resumed on Wednesday after workers staged 24-hour stop work action the day before. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has called a 24-hour walk-off at wharves across the country after the death of a wharf worker on July 13. The 41-year-old Merlbourne man was killed during pick-up and delivery operations …

WA: WorkSafe Sets Sight on Crane Safety

Reported by Julia | 16 Mar, 2010

WorkSafe has launched an inspection program addressing the OHS standards of bridge and gantry crane use. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Nina Lyhne said the program, which kicked off last week, aims to bring the safety risks to light and to ensure that employers has the necessary knowledge to comply with the laws. ‚ÄúThis inspection program is …