Machine

Safety air gun

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The Exair single air nozzle Super Blast Safety Air Gun delivers 10,432 grams of blowing force, equivalent to the force of 30 ordinary air guns, making it suitable for long distance, wide area blow-off, drying and cooling applications such as floor and machinery cleaning, chip removal, liquid blow-off, parts cleaning and cooling hot parts.


Endoscopic video inspection

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Deep Scenes Ltd

The Titan Video stick is a 3 m expandable arm connected to a full-colour video camera which relays remote images to a 5” colour monitor. A video ‘out’ port allows for recording of the video or viewing on a secondary monitor.


Optoelectronic safety barrier

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Designed for the protection of workers exposed to risks arising from the use of dangerous machines, the Admiral AX light curtain, with its two safe static outputs, has seven types of protection and can work without external control units with all the safety functions integrated inside the emitter and the receiver.


Safety controller configurator tool

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

The configurator tool for the Pilz PNOZmulti modular safety controller has been upgraded to Version 6.0.0, providing a number of enhancements and new features over the preceding Version 5.3.0.


Wireless interface module

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The Simatic ET 200pro IWLAN interface module wirelessly integrates the distributed I/O system into the automation network.


Light curtain

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Designed for the protection of workers exposed to dangerous machines, the Admiral AX light curtain features two safe static outputs and can work without external control units, with all the safety functions integrated inside the emitter and the receiver. It complies with the requirements of the European Standard EN61496-1 and the International Standard IEC 61496-1-2.


The consequences of not making the workplace safe

01 June, 2009

The employer and manager of a Victorian company which had two serious safety incidents in 13 months have been ordered to pay fines of $376,000.


Meat company fined for safety breaches

06 May, 2009

A Central Queensland meat processor has been fined $114,000 after two cleaners broke their arms in similar incidents only five months apart.


Machine incident a warning to all

15 April, 2009

A recent injury to a worker who was cleaning a machine that was in operation at the time sends out a reminder to be vigilant in keeping the workplace safe.


Garment manufacturer fined over work injury

30 March, 2009

A leading Australian manufacturer of boots and garments was recently convicted and fined in the SA Industrial Relations Court following an injury suffered by an employee.


Furniture maker convicted over amputated finger

02 March, 2009

A recent conviction in Adelaide highlights the need for proper machine guarding and training to prevent young workers experiencing serious workplace injuries.


New industry safety standards

27 February, 2009

A new WorkCover NSW initiative will release guidelines on a number of industrial occupations and situations to help reduce injuries through greater safety awareness.


Public comment invited for plant safety regulation

16 February, 2009

The ASCC is inviting comments from industry on a dicussion paper on safety requirements of plant and equipment.


Return to work advisory service

16 February, 2009

A new program was launched recently to assist injured workers return to work.


Information on new Work Safety Act

22 January, 2009

The new ACT Work Safety Act 2008 takes effect July 2009. To assist businesses come to a better understanding of it, the OHS Commissioner's website lists a series of documents providing information on the Act.


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