Company director and firm convicted and fined $815,000 over workplace death

17 November, 2009

A Victorian company director was convicted and fined $65,000, while his company was convicted on two counts and fined a total of $750,000 over a workplace death on an unguarded machine.

Internal safety release

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Fortress Systems Pty Ltd

The Internal Release (IR) adapter for the Fortress Interlocks amGard range of modular safety gate switches provides an internal release function for safety and access key installations.

Printer fined over fifth workplace injury

06 November, 2009

An Adelaide printing business was convicted and fined in the SA Industrial Relations Court, after pleading guilty to its fifth breach of workplace safety laws.

Employer fined over fingertip loss

06 November, 2009

An Adelaide Hills food business has been fined over an incident in which a mincer amputated an employee’s fingertip.

Safe speed monitor

19 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Wieland SNS 4084K standstill monitor enables machinery operators in process industries to safely monitor two input signals in the 0.1 to 99 Hz frequency range.

Guard your machines and protect your employees

30 September, 2009 by Andrew Douglas*

A recent NSW Industrial Court ruling over an injury sustained by a worker from an unguarded machine stresses the importance of avoiding taking short cuts just to meet production schedules at the risk of injuring employees.

Fine over injury on unguarded machine

28 September, 2009

An Adelaide kitchen maker and one of its supervisors have been fined in the Industrial Court over an incident in which a teenage employee had a section of finger amputated at the company’s workshop.

Safety access control unit

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Eichner MGB (multifunctional gate box) is an interlocking guard system for safety doors on machines and systems. Linked to machine controls, the opening of access doors via the unit is prevented until the machine has safely stopped.

Safety automation suite

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

The PSS4000 is a solution for machine automation control and safety functions including motion control, diagnostics and visualisation. Its primary aim is to simplify the decentralisation of control functions and reduce engineering work through its software platform, enabling users to retain a centralised perspective of distributed control structures across various industries and application sizes.

Transmitters for safety instrumented systems

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

The Rosemount 5300 Guided Wave Radar (GWR) level transmitters for SIL 2 safety instrumented systems are equipped with a Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis report for use in the oil and gas production, refining, petrochemical, chemical and power industries.

Multi-beam light curtain

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The ReeR Janus M-Series safety light curtain is a multi-beam opto-electronic Type 4 safety system for the protection of persons exposed to dangerous machinery or plant.

Safety limit switch

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The 440P series of Allen-Bradley Guardmaster safety limit switches comprises 14 models and features a 2 m pre-terminated side- or bottom-entry cable, and a rugged, compact, 22 mm metal housing.

Rugged safety switches

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Jemtech Pty Ltd

The VSY fully-sealed safety switches can detect a coded tag at distances of up to 30 mm from the sensing head with reduced power consumption and high temperature operation.

Laser safety system

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Jemtech Pty Ltd

The V8SX laser safety system for long folders is a Vigilante safety system with modular inputs and safety relay outputs.

Safety light screen

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The Banner Engineering EZ-Screen safety light screen range has been expanded to include low-profile models, for small light screens - such as safeguarding smaller machines.

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