Confined spaces

Self-driving truck tested by Volvo in underground mine

12 September, 2016

A video has been released of Volvo's self-driving truck undergoing testing in an underground mine for the first time.

Designing safer explosions for miners

07 July, 2016

Research to improve safety and risks to surrounding areas by controlling nitrogen dioxide levels during mine blasting is now underway at Murdoch University.

Industrial Scientific Ventis Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors

18 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

The Industrial Scientific Ventis Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors, which include the Pro4 and Pro5 models, are lightweight wearable instruments that workers can keep at their sides to safely detect gases in their working environments.

BOC DETECTAGAS cylinder gas detection service

24 March, 2016 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

BOC has launched a DETECTAGAS cylinder offer to support the safe detection of toxins and flammable or explosive atmospheres in confined workplaces.

Sitting all day may be worse for your health than you think

22 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Safe Work Australia

Sitting for a good part of your day? Maybe you exercise before or after work? New research shows this may not be enough.

Underground bolting rig injuries prompt mine safety investigation

17 March, 2016

Almost 100 injuries have been recorded since 2009 due to roof bolting in underground mines. A report authorised by NSW Mine Safety on this safety issue is now available.

Pronal SMARTSHORE shoring system

12 February, 2016 | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

The Pronal SMARTSHORE is an inflatable shoring system designed for use during trenching or excavation works to provide safety to workers from possible burial from trench cave-ins.

Confined space can be a death trap in the waiting

01 February, 2016 by Capital Safety Group (Australia) | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

Not all employers and operators understand what constitutes a 'confined space', nor the dangers associated with working in such environments. The following article has been written to provide an overview of confined space operations in layman's terms and should not be seen as a substitute for taking correct professional advice — nor for certificated training.

'e-fabrics' detect toxic gases

14 October, 2015

Scientists in Korea have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases in the air by alerting the wearer with an LED light.

Minimising the risk of fire in confined spaces

01 June, 2015 by John Lynch, General Manager, Business Support Services, Wormald | Supplied by: Wormald

Confined spaces are some of the most dangerous environments to work in. The risk of entrapment coupled with lack of oxygen, potential exposure to hazardous material or poisonous gases can often make undertaking a rescue challenging.

Technical bulletin: MSA XCell Pulse technology - pulse check

12 February, 2015 | Supplied by: MSA Australia Pty Ltd

The bulletin contains a general description on how the MSA's gas detectors with XCell Pulse technology can be used to improve the efficiency of bump tests.

Drone used to monitor emissions

06 November, 2014

Taking advantage of methane that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere provides Australian businesses with an untapped fuel resource and opportunity to minimise their carbon footprint, according to scientific research and designers Draco Scientific.

FLIR G300a, G330pt and A6604 optical gas detection

01 September, 2014 | Supplied by: FLIR Systems Australia Pty Ltd

FLIR Systems has introduced three thermal cameras for optical gas detection: the FLIR G300a, G300pt and A6604. These cameras are suitable for monitoring gas pipelines and installations from safe distances.

Industrial Scientific Corporation Tango TX1 single gas monitor

24 July, 2014 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

The Tango TX1 Single Gas Monitor features DualSense technology that is claimed to improve worker safety, regardless of bump test frequency, while reducing overall maintenance costs.

RKI Eagle 2 portable gas detector

23 July, 2014 | Supplied by: TechRentals

The RKI Eagle 2 portable gas detector can be rented from TechRentals.

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