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.

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

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

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.

The standard is set for machine safety

25 July, 2006

The new standard for the safety of machinery has finally been published.

A safety system that will not negatively effect production

14 June, 2006 | Supplied by: Fluidsentry

A common complaint of today's machinery safeguarding requirements is their potential impact on production

Mezzanine safety system

12 June, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Mezgate unit incorporates a sliding panel which secures the opening in the mezzanine railing, a fixed fence which generally is permanently fixed at right angles to the front railing, a hinged pair of panels and a locking system which ensures total security.

SA safety crisis

12 May, 2006

The Quins munitions plant explosion near Gladstone has prompted SA Unions to call for an urgent overhaul of workplace safety standards in South Australia.

Multivariable transmitter

11 May, 2006 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson Process Management has released the Rosemount Analytical Model Xmt two-wire transmitter for liquid analysis.

Monitored pneumatic safety valves

12 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Fluidsentry

Directional control valves for pneumatic safety applications in five-port two-position sliding spool type with static seals, mounted on a safety manifold configured for three-port two-position operation.

High temperature lubricant

12 April, 2006 | Supplied by: ITW Polymers & Fluids

Rocol High Temp Synthetic Chain Lube, a high temperature lubricant, has been specially formulated to lubricate chains exposed to temperatures as high as 280°C. With conventional graphite/water mix chain lubricants, precious production time is lost as the lubricant cannot be applied to the chain unless it is below 100°C. As the lube can be applied at temperatures of up to 280°C, ovens do not need to be shut down.

Sensors provide answers in emergencies

11 April, 2006

An earthquake strikes a large city, wrecking roads and bridges, stranding rush-hour commuters, trapping office workers inside high-rise buildings.

Pressure sensors

15 March, 2006 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

Turck has introduced high accuracy PS400 and PS500 programmable pressure sensors with switchpoint accuracy of ±0.5%.

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