Trucks, buses and vehicles of more than 4.5 tonnes now operate under common guidelines across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Trade and construction workers, farmers and professional drivers are the workers most at risk from skin cancer, research has confirmed. read more... about Tradies, farmers and drivers most at risk from sun
When a worker’s injury means they may be off work for two months, a supportive employer such as Kurtz Transport, and an alternative suitable role can make a big difference by getting the worker back to work in just one week. read more... about Case study: Alternative duties support quick return to work for amputee
The new heavy vehicle law replaces up to five different sets of legislation with one national rule book. read more... about National heavy vehicle law starts in February
The Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) is set to launch a new initiative next month to encourage workers in the industry that is high risk, to live healthier lifestyles. read more... about Queensland Bus Industry Council health initiative
Free truck driver health checks are being offered as a joint initiative of Safe Work Australia, the National Transport Commission, preventionXpress and the Institute for Breathing and Sleeping. read more... about Health checks available free for truck drivers
A discussion paper on the use of telematics in heavy vehicles to combat fatigue and speeding has been released for public comment by the National Transport Commission (NTC). read more... about Heavy vehicle industry feedback sought on regulations for emerging in-vehicle technologies
Despite many workplaces best intentions and programs to prevent fatigue, accidents still happen when people are tired. What are the common causes for fatigue, and what are some of the strategies to address these? read more... about How fatigued are your workers?
While driving accidents remain the main cause of injuries and deaths in the transport industry, falls from height are not improving. This remains the second most common cause of injuries and fatalities in transport, according to Safe Work Australia's report on Work related injuries and fatalities involving a fall from height. read more... about Falls from heights still a concern in transport
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has several guidelines available to operators, drivers and technicians. The guides cover a variety of subjects. read more... about Useful guides for truck industry