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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.

Changes to asbestos laws

24 October, 2011

The harmonisation of the occupational health and safety laws has allowed the asbestos codes to be further refined, incorporating a range of new best practices from the asbestos industry. The codes of practice have been simplified and clarified where necessary, but at the same time the former ‘grey’ areas have been expanded in detail

DuPont Tychem range of chemical protective overalls

25 July, 2011 by

The Tychem range of chemical protective coveralls offers protection against a broad range of chemicals and biological hazards. The two main products in the range are: Tychem C and Tychem F. The Tychem C coveralls provide protection against concentrated inorganic chemicals and biohazards and resist liquid splashes up to 2 bar pressure, and the Tychem F coveralls provide protection against numerous organic and highly concentrated inorganic chemicals and resist splashes up to 5 bar pressure.

Research team at UNSW develops portable personal radiation monitoring system

23 June, 2011

The team at UNSW Canberra have developed a light and portable radiation monitoring (dosimetry) system.

What spray painters must know about two-pack paint spraying

24 February, 2011

How to prevent injury or illness resulting from two-pack paint spraying, by understanding how to use appropriate air-fed respiratory protection.

Agi-Kleen water blasting system

18 February, 2011 by

The Agi-Kleen high-pressure water blasting system can be used to remove the build-up of dried or ‘dead’ concrete in cement mixer trucks. It overcomes the health and safety issues of the traditional method of de-dagging, which requires a labourer to chip away the accumulated concrete with a jackhammer inside the barrel of the cement mix truck. The Agi-Kleen system eliminates this dangerous practice by allowing the equipment technician to work outside the truck’s mixing drum.

Nanotechnology site developed by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

15 February, 2011

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is looking to the future and has developed a website that provides specific instruction and risk assessment tools for nanotechnology.

Risk of explosion from cutting, grinding or welding drums tanks and containers

02 February, 2011

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland issued a warning about the risks when cutting, grinding or welding fuel or chemical containers, following two fatalities where fuel tanks exploded while being repaired.

Explosives licences set to expire

20 January, 2011

WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder to businesses and individuals with explosives licences due to expire that they need to apply for a new one.

Genes and the brave new world of workplace safety

21 December, 2010

Speaking at the recent Safety Show conference, an occupational medicine specialist has raised the significance of genetic screening to determine safe levels of exposure to hazardous substances for individuals.

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