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Methods to reduce risk of exposure to nanomaterials

03 August, 2010

Safe Work Australia has recently issued two research reports that outline methods to reduce the risk of exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace.

Fluid Components ST75 ATEX- and IECEx-approved flowmeter

23 July, 2010 by

The Fluid Components ST75 flowmeter is now ATEX and IECEx approved for safety in hazardous and potentially explosive plant environments.

Health and safety training increases awareness of asbestos risks, says report

23 July, 2010

A Safe Work Australia report has found that workers who are trained in health and safety issues are more likely to be aware of asbestos risks.

Survey identifies high risk of exposure to airborne hazards

22 July, 2010

A Safe Work Australia survey has found that a high percentage of workers in Australia are exposed to airborne hazards.

Manufacturing worker burnt by flammable liquid

20 July, 2010

An incident north-west of Sydney has served as an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of working with flammable liquids.

Stahl 6149 Toughlux handlamp series

30 June, 2010 by

The 6149 Toughlux series of handlamps has been added to the range of Stahl IEC ex hazardous area equipment (HAE).

SafeWork Australia releases nanotech research reports

28 June, 2010

SafeWork Australia recently released two reports on nanotechnology research, looking into material safety data sheets of products containing nanomaterials and detecting airborne particles emitted from carbon nanotubes.

PHAA endorses ETU call for workers to shun uranium mining

15 June, 2010

A branch of the Public Health Association of Australia has endorsed a union’s call for workers to shun uranium mining.

Spill Station self-contained emergency tank showers

02 June, 2010 by

Spill Station’s self-contained emergency tank showers provide a solution where mains water supply is not available.

Bio-Circle range of bioremedial parts cleaners

01 June, 2010 by

The Bio-Circle range of bioremedial parts cleaners can clean oily, greasy, dirty machine components without the use of hydrocarbon-based solvents, presenting a safer and more comfortable cleaning process than solvent cleaners.

Reminder on new asbestos licences in WA

21 May, 2010

WorkSafe WA has issued a reminder that asbestos licensing will soon change, and business operators have only days in which to ensure they have the correct asbestos removal licence.

Ramex retractable, manual- and motor-rewind hose reels

20 May, 2010

The Ramex range of retractable, manual-rewind and motor-rewind reels is available in standard AISI 304 stainless steel, powder-coated steel or, where higher standards of hygiene and chemical resistance are required, in AISI 316 stainless steel and are suitable for any worksite.

Turck Interface and Intrinsic Safety Quick Reference Guide

13 May, 2010 by

The Turck Interface and Intrinsic Safety Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of the company’s intrinsically safe products, including switching amplifiers, analog I/O, solenoid drivers, rotational speed monitors and relay and power supplies.

Repeated call for asbestos ban

29 March, 2010

Calls for a global ban on all forms of asbestos have again been voiced by an international medical society.

Warnings about importation of Tremolite asbestos wall tiles

03 March, 2010

A safety alert has been issued by NSW WorkCover following the recent importation from China of decorative wall tiles that were found to contain Tremolite asbestos, which is a prohibited hazardous substance.

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