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Australia sets up national asbestos safety agency

04 September, 2012

The Australian Government is setting up an Office of Asbestos Safety that will pave the way for a national approach to asbestos awareness and management in Australia, said Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten.


Michell Instruments Transportable Condumax II analyser

03 September, 2012

The Condumax II hydrocarbon and water dewpoint analyser, from Michell Instruments, is now available in a transportable version. The key function of this version will be to enable engineers to provide a fast response for investigations into the quality of natural gas, wherever it is needed.


BETE NF spray nozzle

29 August, 2012

The BETE NF spray nozzle controls excessive dust generated during the quarrying or mining process during conveyor transport.


WorkCover investigating asbestos in imported motor vehicles

16 August, 2012

WorkCover NSW is investigating asbestos in imported motor vehicles following a recall of approximately 23,000 vehicles with engine and exhaust gaskets potentially containing asbestos.


Chemidisc tank cleaning spray heads

14 June, 2012

The ATEX-certified Chemidisc tank cleaning spray heads are suitable for use in industrial and manufacturing settings containing potentially explosive elements.


Idrotech Giraffa fog maker

12 June, 2012

The Idrotech high-pressure Giraffa fog maker is designed for dust suppression in a variety of open and enclosed environments including construction and mining sites, open-air dumps, waste-disposal stations and industrial sites. The fog maker operates at up to 50 bar, producing a fine mist vapour that captures and suppresses ultrasmall dust particles.


Silvan Australia Selecta Air-Power Diesel Pump

01 June, 2012

Transferring diesel fuel in many applications in the resources industry, in local government and for safe working of contractors’ equipment often requires a spark-free safety environment. The Selecta division of Silvan Australia has responded to this need with the introduction of the Air-Power Diesel Pump, which operates without the need for electrical currents.


Honeywell Safety Products PPE for working with asbestos

30 May, 2012

Honeywell Safety Products provides a range of safety and personal protective equipment designed to offer safety, quality and performance when working with asbestos.


Stopping serious burns: restaurants, kitchen operators and workers beware

13 April, 2012

A safety alert has been issued following two incidents where kitchen workers received serious burns from methylated spirits. It is intended to remind persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) of the need to safely handle and store hazardous and flammable chemicals in the workplace.


Carcinogens in the workplace - are you safe?

12 April, 2012

Occupational cancers reportedly claim 600,000 lives a year - one life every 52 seconds. While work-related cancers are not easily identifiable, it is estimated that around 5000 cancers a year in Australia can be attributed to occupational exposure to carcinogens.


Magnalight RUL-9 portable hazardous area light

23 March, 2012

The RUL-9 portable hazardous area light from Magnalight is Class 1 Division 2 approved hazardous location rated. It is designed to provide a strong light beam and long run times on a single charge. The light can operate for 5 h on a single charge of its lithium-ion batteries. It is not necessary to fully discharge the batteries before recharging and, if left unused, it will last up to 18 months without losing charge or the battery life decreasing.


Acromag I/O Server industrial PC approved for hazardous areas

21 March, 2012

Acromag’s rugged I/O Server industrial PC is now UL/cUL listed with approval for use in Class I Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D hazardous environments containing volatile substances.


Occupational skin diseases found to cost over $33 million annually

19 March, 2012

Safe Work Australia Chair, Tom Phillips AM, has announced the release of two research reports on occupational skin disease - the second most common work-related disease presented to general practitioners in Australia.


Thermo Fisher Scientific GA5000 landfill and contaminated land gas analyser

16 March, 2012

The portable GA5000 landfill and contaminated land gas analyser supports environmental legislation compliance and standardises monitoring routines.


Thermo Scientific microPhazir AS handheld asbestos analyser

09 March, 2012

The Thermo Scientific microPhazir AS is a handheld analyser designed for the screening and identification of asbestos-containing materials. The 1.25 kg device delivers results on the spot, enabling fast and accurate screening of potential asbestos-containing materials.


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