Safeguarding a 119-path 'pigging' system

13 October, 2006

A silicone pig sweeps through the lines at Wolf Blass, entering a 'key station' where winery staff must choose one of 119 paths with the precision of an air traffic controller

Victoria’s OHS prosecutions go live

12 October, 2006

The Victorian Workcover Authority (VWA) has updated the way in which details of its prosecutions can be accessed.

Manufacturing no-go for under 15s

20 September, 2006

A New Zealand manufacturer has been fined $9000 after a 14-year-old boy was injured at its premises.

Small safety laser scanner

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

The S300 is a compact monitoring device for small hazardous areas with a maximum protective field radius of 2 m.

Safety via ethernet

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

Expansion modules for data transfer via ethernet are now available for the multifunctional safety system, PNOZmulti, which manages both standard control functions and safety functions.

Safety control system for new straightening facility

15 September, 2006

When Smorgon Steel's angle and channel plant in Laverton North, Melbourne, decided to bring the final straightening process in house instead of at a soon-to-close external facility, the steel manufacturing giant was faced with a mammoth challenge

Australian HQ for Beckhoff

13 September, 2006

Beckhoff Automation has opened an Australian headquarters in Melbourne to bring its international presence to more than 60 companies worldwide.

Short road to success

04 September, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

The Safety Show, Sydney has enjoyed incredible success and growth in the relatively short time since its inception. Safety Solutions takes a look back at the evolution of this event and takes a look forward at what to expect for 2006

500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.

ASCC develops guidelines for safe design

28 August, 2006

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) has released a guidance document outlining the principles of safe design as a means of preventing injuries in the workplace.

Assess and reduce risk

14 August, 2006

How do you ensure a machine is properly safeguarded? Chris Soranno from STI Machine Services has devised a 12-step process that offers a thorough risk assessment for the safe and efficient operation of industrial machinery

A rewarding safety program

14 August, 2006

An incentive program can be just the thing to boost a flagging safety program. But the emphasis shouldn't be just on 'what' to reward employees with

Employee injured by identified hazard

08 August, 2006

An ACT company has been fined $200,000 under a new OHS law after a worker was injured by a hazard previously identified by the company’s risk assessment process.

Call for entries to SA safety awards

04 August, 2006

SafeWork SA is calling for entries into the Safe Work Awards for 2006.

Standards Australia to continue as peak standards body

26 July, 2006

Standards Australia funding will continue at current or increased levels if recommendations from a draft report are followed that suggest it remain Australia’s peak standards development organisation.

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