Hazardous goods

Exposure to lead affects brain

19 January, 2009

Tha dangers of long-term exposure to lead have been highlighted in a recent university report, with key concerns over its neurological effects.

Too many Tasmanian employers know too little about asbestos

19 January, 2009

A survey conducted with employers in Tasmania revealed many had very little knowledge about the dangers of asbestos or of its potential presence in their workplaces.

New rules for transporting dangerous goods in SA

05 January, 2009

New legislation on the transportation of dangerous goods was introduced in South Australia on 1 January 2009 to bring it into harmony with national safety initiatives.

Fines for 'mates' who burn apprentice in prank

10 December, 2008

A workplace prank in Hallam, Victoria, that went horribly wrong has left a youth permamently scarred and his 'mates' convicted of breaching safety laws.

Silvent 755-L Safety air gun

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Spray Nozzle Engineering

The Silvent 755-L Safety Air Gun is claimed to reduce noise by up to 73% and air usage by up to 49% over an open pipe at 10 mm diameter.

Queensland OHS laws change

01 December, 2008

New laws in Queensland will enable elected workplace OHS representatives to issue provisional improvement notices where risks are identified, enabling OHS matters to be dealt with locally and promptly.

Thermal imaging cameras

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: FLIR Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Flir Systems has released three i-Series thermal imaging cameras — the i40, i50 and i60.

Compressed air vacuum system

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Exair’s Mini Chip VAC System is a compact vacuum for chips and other dry materials. It can be used to clean chips from fixtures, floors and work surfaces of machining centres, lathes, saws, mills and other industrial equipment.

Thermography guide

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: FLIR Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Flir has published a free 28-page guide to IR thermography for both experienced and novice users of the technology.

WorkSafe highlights air receiver explosion risks

27 November, 2008

To warn workers about the potential dangers of air receivers, WorkSafe Victoria has issued a new guide on how to safely install and maintain this equipment.

Asbestos management and control literature review released

18 November, 2008

ASCC has released a report on the information available locally and internationally on the control and management of asbestos, following a review on the literature currently available on the topic.

Hazardous area scales

13 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Mettler-Toledo Ltd

Powercell MTX is a hermetically sealed IP68-/IP69K-rated digital load cell used for vehicle-scale applications that can also be safely deployed in hazardous environments such as transportation of flammable and explosive materials.

Opacity monitor

13 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Air Met Scientific Pty Ltd

The DynOptic Systems SM-202 opacity monitor is a dust particle and smoke monitoring system designed for use in industrial applications.

Mercury vapour analyser

13 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Air Met Scientific Pty Ltd

The RA 915 Light mercury vapour analyser is designed to respond quickly in emergency situations to mercury spills in industrial environments.

Past disasters highlight need for OHS

03 November, 2008

The anniversaries of the Longford Esso gas and Piper Alpha oil rig disasters have been used by SafeWork SA to highlight the importance of OHS at the opening of Safe Work Month in Adelaide.

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