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Issue 367 - 14 March 2013

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Eyes on the road

WorkCover New South Wales has urged businesses to review vehicular traffic management after four people died in work-related vehicle incidents in NSW over a period of six months.

Between June 2012 and to February 2013, the workers died at a paper recycling plant in Smithfield, an industrial estate in Artarmon, a service station in Berowra and a grain storage facility near Wee Waa.

In a media statement, general manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division John Watson urged “workers and business that use mobile plant to review their traffic control procedures to ensure another tragic incident is prevented”.

“Over the last five years, 10 workers have been killed and 2089 workers injured at cost of approximately $39 million to the NSW workers compensation system,” he said.

WorkCover said employers should develop traffic control procedures that separate pedestrians from plant and equipment, develop relevant safe work method statements, provide appropriate training and supervision, and ensure mobile plant and equipment is suitable for the tasks and is maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.

For more details, visit WorkCover NSW

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