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Risky business: the safest and riskiest industries in 2015-16
As the Australian economy enters a period of uncertainty characterised by falling capital expenditure on mining, a shrinking manufacturing sector and soft consumer spending, IBISWorld ...
The whole weld in your hands: common welding mistakes to avoid
The first mistake may well be that pun. Nevertheless, whether you are a complete novice or aspiring pro experiencing the odd misfire, this article will attempt to introduce you to ...
Knowledge lost as older workers leave workforce
According to a report on older workers, less than a quarter of the respondents to a survey of human resource professionals say that their organisation takes routine steps to capture ...
6 Things to Consider Before You Purchase Ambient Weld Fume Collection
Are you considering the installation of ambient weld fume in your facility? Ambient systems provide fume benefits ducted systems don't, so they're worth a review, but following are ...
How to create a positive work environment
First a disclaimer: this headline is not suggesting your workplace isn't a positive place already.
Productivity lift needed to 'protect living standards'
Lifting productivity must become a priority in 2015 or gains in our standard of living could be significantly eroded as the terms of trade continue to decline and our population ...
3 Ways to Prevent Typical Industrial Accidents
Accidents by definition are unexpected. Yet it's possible to minimise the unexpected and make the day-to-day running of your plant more predictable and accident-free by adopting ...
'Not time to panic' over volatile unemployment numbers
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) January Labour Force numbers have seen a decline in full time jobs and an increase in part time jobs that was to be expected, according to ...
What can and should be automated for a manufacturer?
Automation describes computers and other automated machinery for the execution of business-related tasks; anything from simple sensing devices to computers and robots.
AUSTECH 2015 – World's leading machine tool builders under one roof
Those who walk through the doors of Melbourne's Convention and Exhibition Centre from 26 to 29 May 2015 will have a world of manufacturing opportunities open before their eyes.
Scientists invent 'super steel'
Researchers have invented a new steel alloy which has the same strength-to-weight ratio as titanium and is 10 times cheaper.
Less red tape for local firms with Intellectual Property law reform
An Act which simplifies aspects of Australia's Intellectual Property system will mean Australian businesses have less red tape to deal with when protecting their hard-won intellectual ...
Your Essential Product Importing Checklist
If you're about to embark on an importing venture for the first time, it's not as easy as buying some goods and sticking them on a boat. Successful importers are meticulous importers. ...
BlueScope fined for discharging water pollution
Multinational steel producer BlueScope Steel has copped a fine from the EPA and been ordered to take two pollution reduction programs after it was found to be breaching conditions ...
Why work safety advocates need to stop playing it safe
Would a cricketer go into bat without a helmet, pads, gloves and box? So why do so many of our workers go to work around dangerous machines and hazardous chemicals without proper ...
Lower Aussie dollar boosts manufacturing sector in Jan
There were broadly stable conditions across the manufacturing sector in January with the Ai Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index increasing by 2.1 points to 49.0.
7 Recycling Tips for Manufacturing Facilities in 2015
For the uninitiated, recycling might seem like a great way for your entire workforce to dither about depositing bits of glass, plastic, paper and metal in bins instead of actually ...
Have you checked your imported component costs?
Does the downward trend of the Aussie dollar mean it's more cost-effective long term to obtain pressed metal parts and components in Australia than from offshore manufacturers?
5 Considerations for Importing Products
Does your business have its eye on a great new product from overseas?
Leaked review examines sweeping changes to workplace law
The timing of a massive review by the federal government of workplace laws, which will place penalty rates, the minimum wage and workplace flexibility under the microscope, has placed ...
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