Confined spaces

Compact confined space gas detector

19 October, 2007 | Supplied by: BW Technologies Australia

BW Technologies has introduced the revolutionary GasAlertMicroClip, the world's most compact multi-sensor confined space gas detector.

Mines safety Act under review

18 October, 2007

WA Industrial Relations Commissioner Stephen Kenner has been appointed to conduct a review of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

Toxic fumes endanger Hobart workers

17 October, 2007

The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has accused a Hobart zinc smelter of exposing 100 production workers to a carcinogenic mist and putting company profits ahead of workers' health.

Company fined for gassed worker

02 October, 2007

A South Australian company has been fined $20,000 for an incident where a worker collapsed while cleaning an industrial degreasing tank, highlighting the dangers of working with chemicals in enclosed spaces.

Multi-gas monitor

20 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

The MX6 iBrid is a full-featured multi-gas monitor.

MX6 iBrid Multi-Gas Monitor

24 May, 2007 | Supplied by:

The MX6 iBrid is the new full featured multi-gas monitor from Industrial Scientific. The user-friendly design of the unit features a full-color liquid crystal display and 5-way navigation button to scroll through the menu-based operating system.

Intrinsically safe toxic vapour analyser

20 March, 2007 | Supplied by: Lear Siegler Australasia Pty Ltd

The TVA1000B is an over-the-shoulder portable vapour analyser that offers both PID (photo ionisation detection) and FID (flame ionisation detection) in a single, easy-to-use instrument.

Multi-sensor confined space gas detector

20 March, 2007 | Supplied by: BW Technologies Australia

BW Technologies by Honeywell introduces the revolutionary GasAlertMicroClip, the world's most compact multi-sensor confined space gas detector. The GasAlertMicroClip offers full-function multi-gas instrument performance, with the simplicity, compact size and ease of use of a disposable gas detector. The small size, long life and high specificity of the sensors are central to the sleek, compact and functional design.

Portable multi-gas monitor

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

The Scout is a tough and simple-to-use multi-gas monitor that measures and displays toxic gases, oxygen and combustible gas concentrations simultaneously. These measurements are possible through selection from a wide range of interchangeable (plug-and-play) smart sensors.

GasBadge Pro personal gas monitor

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

The 'dockable' GasBadge Pro single gas monitor is now available with a low hydrogen (H2) interference carbon monoxide (CO) sensor option.

Confined spaces warning sparked by incident

19 January, 2007

WorkSafe Vic has warned employers of the risks of workers being overcome by dangerous gases in confined spaces following a conviction and $40,000 fine for a Victorian timber treatment company.

Investigation of mining death blocked

05 January, 2007

BHP Billiton has refused an independent occupational health and safety investigation following the death of an employee in December last year.

Hose safety: the right mix

13 December, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

When incompatible parts are used together and hoses come loose from their fittings, the results can be devastating on workers and the surrounding environment. Add a confined space to the mix and it can become fatal

Tunnelling code of practice for NSW

06 December, 2006

An industry-developed code of practice for tunnels under construction emphasises the need for cooperation and coordination between all parties involved in tunnelling projects.

Mining safety under revision

29 November, 2006

A revision has been announced for two mining industry safety standards, to maintain their currency.

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