Queensland develops OHS action plans

17 April, 2008

Industry action plans have been developed to support the second stage of the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Strategy 2004–12, which aims to reduce the incidence of work-related injuries.

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16 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The Compact plus safety light curtains and multi-beam safety light barriers of Leuze lumiflex feature efficient functions such as teach-in blanking, muting, override, single-/double-break, monitoring of safety switches or emergency stop push-buttons, IR-diagnosis and user friendliness.

Sparks fly after basic safety failing

11 April, 2008

Failing to properly train and supervise employees has resulted in a conviction and fine for a major civil contracting company.

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08 April, 2008 | Supplied by: FLIR Systems Australia Pty Ltd

The Hawk IR Sightglass is a 75 mm diameter inspection window fitted to the door or inspection cover of electrical equipment enclosures. For the safe visual and thermal inspection of internal electrical components without the need to open any enclosure.

National campaign to improve safety in manufacturing

04 April, 2008

Workplace Safety authorities across Australia have commenced a safety campaign to improve machine guarding in the manufacturing industry.

Workplace Safety heads discuss OHS management

20 March, 2008

Australian and New Zealand Workplace Safety Authorities met in Adelaide on 11 March 2008 to discuss the progress of a range of initiatives to further occupational health and safety management in Australian workplaces

SC22-3 safety controller

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The SC22-3 safety controller is an easily configurable safety module that incorporates numerous input devices and manages multiple safety-related functions.

Security camera

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Fork-Safe International

The Fork-Cam is an industrial CCTV system that was designed from the outset for use in heavy industrial applications.

Integrated safety concept for water treatment plant

10 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

German company Glastechnik Holger Kramp ensures wastewater from grinding, drilling and similar machining functions is cleaned and made available again to the production process in as short a time as possible

Candy maker fined for unguarded machine

10 March, 2008

An Osborne Park manufacturer of rock candy was fined $20,000 for failing to provide a safe workplace after a worker’s finger was severely injured in an unguarded machine.

Tubeless safety relief valves

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Pressure Systems Aust Pty Ltd

Pressure Systems has introduced the F7000/8000 IM series of pilot operated safety relief valves, with integral module construction. No tubing is required to activate the valve and relieve the system pressure.

Emergency-stop button

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

Banner's Pico-Guard fibre-optic E-stop button works with the Pico-Guard controller and other optical elements in personnel safety and equipment protection applications. The button is used with plastic fibre-optic cable and offers a quick means of connecting and disconnecting. Models are available with fibre entry/exit from either the same or opposite sides of the housing.

Signal isolator

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Innovec Controls Pty Ltd

The ISCX1 is a signal isolator that accepts a 4-20 mA with an input impedance of 50W, or 0-10 VDC with an input impedance of 1 MW and provides an isolated output signal of 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC with an accuracy of 0.1%.

Sponsorship boosts safety in South East Melbourne

07 February, 2008

The Southern Safety Group (SSG) has formed a sponsorship deal with Protector Alsafe to assist in bringing safety to workplaces in South East Melbourne.

Machine wear prediction

22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: PANalytical

PANalytical has published data on the MiniPal 4 energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and Axios-Petro wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometers that show their effectiveness and value in predictive machine maintenance programs.

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