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Free truck driver health checks - Safe Work Australia

Free truck driver health checks - Safe Work Australia | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it

This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.

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A wonderful concept of Safe Work Ausralia by giving truck drivers the oppertunity to recieve these checks and for free , A definate positive step towards making drivers aware of a medical risk that they be unaware of , would love to see this more !!

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Fatal crash blocks highway north of Ballina

Fatal crash blocks highway north of Ballina | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
Motorists are advised to avoid travelling on the Pacific Highway north of Ballina after a fatal crash truck crash at Tintenbar this afternoon.
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This happens more than too often in this area , the question is that is the geographic properties contributing to the accidents or is this mechanical failure again, somthing has to change in this area ass too many accidents of this nature are happening

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Video captures cattle truck roll over on Warrego Hwy

Video captures cattle truck roll over on Warrego Hwy | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
A SEMI-trailer rounds a bend, the driver's side wheels lifting from the ground as the container holding 60 head of cattle tips on its side, tossing the animals onto the road.
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Notorious corner for heavy vehicle accidents ,not only investigation to the drivers operation of a vehicle but  ivestigations to wether the road could be made safer for fellow users in the future !

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Man, 56, charged over the death of female tow truck driver

Man, 56, charged over the death of female tow truck driver | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
POLICE have charged a Pinjarra man over the death of a female tow truck driver who died several days after being struck on the Roe Highway.
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The road is a workplace for alot of workers including this tow truck operator who was unfortunate to be killed , happens more than too often and not including the near misses , are all the guidelines for safty in there buisness of operation adequate ?

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Dashcam captures hero truckie's Warrego Hwy near miss

Dashcam captures hero truckie's Warrego Hwy near miss | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
STEERING more than 80 tonnes of road train off the side of a highway when travelling at 90kmh is not an option many truck drivers would consider ideal.
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A major change in the trucking industry is developing with the addition of dash cams that really can show the chain of events

that lead upto a accident and who could be at fault , a good change in my eyes!

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Fatal crash on Pacific Hwy at Ulmarra

Fatal crash on Pacific Hwy at Ulmarra | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
UPDATE: PACIFIC Hwy has reopened under alternating conditions in Ulmarra following a fatal accident involving a truck and car this morning.
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Another fatal accident on a known dangerous section of road that has been previously been noticed as dangerous by goverment officials but ignored at the cost of more lives , my thoughts are that the goverment seemed negligent on this matter and should be accountable .

 

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Preventing truck rollovers: tips :: Transport industry - Successfully balancing benefits for injured workers and premiums for employers

Preventing truck rollovers: tips :: Transport industry - Successfully balancing benefits for injured workers and premiums for employers | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
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Its good to see when safety awareness programs like these can be organised , allways good tips picked up even if your a experenced operator !!

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▶ Amazing water curtain Stop sign-water sign to stop - YouTube

That will stop them in their tracks! Virtual barrier made from curtain of water halts lorries from driving through too small tunnels That will stop them in t...
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a briliant idea to prevent overheight vehicles from entering tunnels and warning fellow drivers to stop in a event where safety could be a issue . Time ,money and lives would be saved by this device!!

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Truck cam shows serious crash on Pacific Highway

Truck cam shows serious crash on Pacific Highway | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
IT just goes to show, even after seeing something on video you can't necessarily assume you know what's going on.
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Another event where a dash cam has aided in a motor vehicle accident , not always is it the heavy vehicle driver that is at fault and this instance shows what professional drivers have to deal with in there workplace

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Woman remains critical after truck smashes into car on hwy

Woman remains critical after truck smashes into car on hwy | Heavy motor vehicle accidents and Worker OHS | Scoop.it
THE female driver of a Mitsubishi SUV involved in a multi-vehicle collision at Ewingsdale remains critical after undergoing surgery at Tweed Heads hospital.
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This is why I am currently studying accident forensics to try and learn from these sorts of events and preventing from happening again.

The danger to other motorists is evident here when a truck has collided with numerous vehicles , investigations will need to take place to see if the driver has been following his safe driving times or wether mechanical failure was at fault

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