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Month: March 2022


Blame on steroids – what Australia’s leading WHS lawyer thinks about industrial manslaughter legislation

In 2020, Queensland’s District Court handed down its first industrial manslaughter prosecution, sentencing two directors of Brisbane Auto Recycling to a ten month suspended prison sentence, following the accidental death of a worker. The directors admitted to negligence in the lead up to the accident, which saw victim, 52 year old Tiger Willis, caught between…

31 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


Transport & Logistics

How intelligent design is transforming rail maintenance

A defunct rail turnout can deal a heavy financial blow to any rail operator, costing busier train networks up to $1 million per hour in operational downtime. Despite this, rail operators often place undue weight on the upfront costs of turnout components or maintenance options, and overlook potential cost savings throughout the product lifecycle. Daniel…

22 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic



How this hospital is set to achieve the gold standard in pharmacy automation

‘Zero errors, zero-touch, and zero medication waste’. It may sound like an ambitious goal for any budding autonomous pharmacy, but it is one seemingly within reach for Dubai’s Fakeeh University Hospital. Since adopting the world-renowned ‘autonomous pharmacy framework,’ Fakeeh has made significant reductions in medication errors and wastage, using a system that requires virtually no…

4 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


Planning for Victoria’s infrastructure needs in a fast-changing landscape

Planning for change is inherently uncertain, but in the face of climate change, continued population growth, and the COVID-19 pandemic, planning decades ahead for state-wide infrastructure development is a formidable undertaking. Infrastructure Victoria, the state’s independent infrastructure advisory body, has been tasked with this challenge since 2016. Making 94 recommendations to the Victorian Government across…

2 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


The new track refurbishment technology that lasts longer than part replacements

A new mobile laser welding unit for manganese track-work refurbishment is soon set to touch Australian shores, after a successful entry into the United States heavy haul market. The automated LaserWelder unit by Holland Rail Services restores manganese frogs and crossing diamonds to like-new condition, often outperforming and lasting longer than total part replacements. Tensile…

1 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic