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The Union has a limited number (50) of Free passes to Rockstar Bowling. These passes are valid on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for ONE FREE GAME and expire on 30 November 2011.
If you would like to request some Free passes please contact Maria Abate on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 727 614 (limit of 5 per person)
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"Delivering the goods safely" campaign
In this campaign, in which 274 road freight businesses were audited in the two years to 2010, HWSA found that while the majority of employers used appropriate manual-task control measures, owner-drivers of smaller trucks were exposed to higher numbers of hazardous manual tasks, and experienced more back, neck and arm pain and body tiredness.
HWSA found that "forceful bodily exertion" and awkward working postures were the most common risk factors, with bulky or awkward loads, poorly designed work areas (particularly at customer sites) and poorly maintained load-handling equipment being the most common sources of risk.
Time pressure, deadlines and fatigue were cited by drivers as the main barriers to undertaking manual tasks safely, and employers cited a lack of risk management skills as one of the most significant barriers to implementing controls.
The campaign report recommends that industry stakeholders:
Forklift safety campaign
From 177 visits in seven jurisdictions, this campaign, which focused on the grocery and fruit and vegetable wholesale industries, found that while 89 per cent of work sites had implemented safe systems of work associated with forklift operations, the probability of unlicensed operators using forklifts was high.
Not one of the workplaces audited complied with all of the legislative requirements for the safe operation of forklifts.
More than one in 10 (11%) employers did not properly maintain or inspect the vehicles, and 13 per cent failed to provide adequate instruction and training. Some 14 per cent of worksites did not monitor or review the effectiveness of their implemented control measures.
Investigations conducted by the contractor involved found that:
Angle grinders have been involved in 11 reported incidents over a 2 month period. Eight
of these incidents resulted in injuries such as severe lacerations to the hands, arms and
legs, electrical shocks and fires caused by sparks that landed in rubbish or vehicles.
WorkSafe have issued a Guidance Note Safe Use of Angle Grinders as a result. This
provides practical advice on controlling the common hazards when using angle grinders,
including ensuring the disc:
WorkSafe recommend that personnel look at the Guidance Note to see what changes can
be made to the use of grinders in their workplace. One change might be to buy angle
grinders which have anti-kickback safety clutches and a wheel braking system.