The Praher Valves range of lockable ball, butterfly and diaphragm valves permits the operator to secure the valve in either the open or closed position, with the aid of a padlock or similar locking device. In the case of the butterfly and diaphragm valves, the hand lever/wheel may be locked in open, closed or a variety of increments in between.
The MZM 100 safety interlock uses an electromagnet to lock the machine guard, therefore requiring no actuator key. The switch detects and monitors the actuator plate through an integrated, non-contact sensor that uses ‘pulse-echo technology’.
Yarrows the Bakers was fined $62,000 for an incident where a pastry roller crushed an employee's hand, emphasising the need for proper machine guarding in all industries.
Responding to death or serious injury in the workplace with a compassionate, ‘human’ approach is vital to minimising harm and protecting a company’s reputation and employee relations. There is a difference between being a compassionate employer and admitting liability.
Pure Logistics Cold Chain was fined $32,000 recently for an incident in 2006 at its Regency Park warehouse where a worker's foot was crushed by a forklift.
An Adelaide company that moulds carpet for the car industry was recently fined $40,000 after two workers were injured in near-identical circumstances by the same machine on two separate occasions.
Metropolitan and regional scrap metal businesses in Western Australia were visited by WorkSafe inspectors as part of a compliance campaign, with 64% of the workplaces visited found to have inadequately guarded machinery.
The HIMax safety system is designed for maximum fault tolerance and minimal maintenance downtime. All maintenance, expansion and modification work of the system can always be performed online during process operation — without cutting back on safety. This includes the execution of proof test, a mandatory requirement of IEC/AS 61508/11.
The KMF series of failsafe thermostats monitor temperatures in furnaces, ovens, kilns, boilers or any application where an overtemperature condition would result in a critical failure.
The Extech 407445 heavy-duty hygro-thermometer provides a dual display of relative humidity and temperature through a PC interface.
A linesman died recently, four days after receiving an electric shock at Croydon in Melbourne’s outer east.