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

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

Telehandler system

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: eQuipment Safety Systems

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.

Conducting safety inductions

18 December, 2007

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

Guidance on sharp edges on factory-cut metal reinforcement bar

18 December, 2007

There have been a number of workplace incidents caused by sharp edges on factory-cut metal reinforcement bar where construction workers have received lacerations

Victoria targets maintenance safety

05 December, 2007

WorkSafe has begun a campaign that targets the maintenance, repair, installation, service and cleaning (MRISC) of machinery and equipment.

WorkSafe concerned about Christmas deaths

05 November, 2007

WorkSafe is urging Victorian employers, supervisors and workers to do all they can to prevent serious injuries and deaths before Christmas.

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