Heavy vehicle driver fatigue project report released
Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 4:58 PM
The National Transport Commission and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity have released the report for the heavy vehicle driver fatigue project, which includes a mental health substudy. It found that shifts exceeding 12 hours had more than a twofold increase in drowsiness events, alertness was impaired when driving at night, and that alertness was greatest for shifts beginning at 6 – 8 am. Click here to read the full report.
Industrial waste set to be electronically tracked from July 2019
Tuesday, 14th May 2019, 2:38 PM
The VIC Government has announced that industrial waste will be electronically monitored from July 2019 and paper transport certificates will be phased out. A new waste tracking tool will also be created in the next year, which will assist the EPA in identifying potential illegal storage of hazardous material. A new GPS electronic tracking system is expected to be finalised by March 2020 to give industry three months to transition before the Environment Protection legislation changes commence on 1 July 2020. More.