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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Southern Safety Group (SSG) has formed a sponsorship deal with Protector Alsafe to assist in bringing safety to workplaces in South East Melbourne.
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.
The 6245 TSA Telehandler safety system is designed to exceed the requirements of AS1418.19 (Indicating and Limiting Devices). The device is a rated capacity indicator and a limiter which includes an automatic tool identification system. It eliminates the need for the operator to select the correct tool and ensures fail-safe operation in accordance with AS1418.1.
The Christmas/New Year period is a time when many businesses employ new workers or employ people on short-term contracts to cover busy periods
There have been a number of workplace incidents caused by sharp edges on factory-cut metal reinforcement bar where construction workers have received lacerations
WorkSafe has begun a campaign that targets the maintenance, repair, installation, service and cleaning (MRISC) of machinery and equipment.
WorkSafe is urging Victorian employers, supervisors and workers to do all they can to prevent serious injuries and deaths before Christmas.