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Safety alert on the risks of working in grain silos released

Reported by Haydee | 20 Sep, 2017

WorkSafe New Zealand has recently issued a safety alert on the serious health and safety risks of entering and working in a grain silo following an incident where a worker was trapped in grain when an unloading auger was turned on while he was inside a grain silo.

SafeWork SA reminds workplaces to protect workers from heat stress

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jan, 2013

SafeWork SA reminds workplaces to ensure they have established ways to protect workers from heat as temperatures are forecast to rise above 40C over the coming days. A/Executive Director Robin Scott said hot weather should always be considered when planning work activities. “Heat stress can afflict workers at outdoor locations such as construction sites, storage …

Industrial accident survivor speaks for OH&S Awareness across Australia

Reported by Haydee | 20 Dec, 2011

Health and safety is a personal responsibility. This is what Ian Johnson wants to emphasise as a speaker for occupational health and safety awareness. An industrial accident survivor himself, Ian Johnson delivers a powerful presentation for Health and Safety Awareness. Ian was involved in a serious industrial accident in 1991 where he suffered severe burns …