Concerns over workplace injury and accidents for construction workers have always been front of mind, however, an ultra-fine dust known as silica dust is quickly becoming known as the most serious danger. Whilst it is incredibly harmful and potentially life-threatening, exposure is 100% preventable. Kärcher has introduced upgraded version of its NT Tact class vacuums and is helping spread the message of the dangers of silica dust to prevent more lung-related diseases.
Following numerous incidents involving boom pumps placing workers and the public at risk, WorkSafe inspectors are currently visiting construction sites to ensure the risks associated with setting up and operating truck-mounted mobile concrete boom pumps (boom pumps) are being controlled.
SafeWork SA is putting the spotlight on falls at work in a new four-part educational short video series aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities.
The pre-publication draft of National Class 1 Vehicle Standards Exemption for Special Purpose Vehicles Exceeding 40 Tonnes Total Mass Notice 2018 has been completed and ready for a final review. The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia (CPAA) has been inviteed to comment on the draft. It includes all relevant comments provided by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Vehicle Safety (VS) reference group and peak industry bodies. The Association is seeking feedback and commment from members.
The NSW Government implemented a register of high-risk work, asbestos and demolition licence holders, and general construction induction training card holders. As of 1 July 2018, penalty notices issued by SafeWork will be published on this register.
This alert reminds persons working with vehicles of the risks associated with the uncontrolled movement of vehicles.
Over the past 24 months, the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia and other industry stakeholders have been extremely active reviewing, undertaking consultation and drafting industry responses to produce this public comment draft. We encourage ALL concrete pumping industry stakeholders to view and download the draft and any incoming comments within the Standards Australia Hub.
Chris Turner, State Inspector with SafeWork NSW updated the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia recently about impending plant item registration changes with effect from the 1 January 2018. SafeWork NSW invited to CPAA to advise its members of these impending changes.
The CPAA has produced a quick reference guide Safety Manual E-Book that has been designed as a guide for the prevention of accidents. The Manual includes safety information for driving, operating and maintaining concrete pumps and related equipment.
The world’s first international standard for occupational health and safety is currently being developed. It will help your organisation provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people.