A WorkSafe safety inspection in regional WA has issued a generally good report about safety in construction, but has revealed some areas of continuing concern that need to be improved.
A South Australian company's poor attitude to machine safety that left a worker severly injured has brought about a conviction and a hefty penalty.
The DX99 battery-powered node from Banner Engineering provides a safe method to collect analog, digital and temperature information in hazardous areas. The battery-powered system features robust wireless technology and an intrinsically safe operation.
A company director and his firm have each been convicted and fined $100,000 after a worker’s death in August 2006. It is the first time a company director has been convicted under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, and the highest penalty ever imposed on an individual under the Act.
Unfairly sacking an injured worker after sustaining a work-related injury has seen a Victorian company convicted and fined $40,000.
Fortress has introduced Dustcovers for use with its mGard range of industrial safety interlocks. The covers are available as standard or padlock-able and fit over the lock, preventing build-up of dust and debris that could impede internal lock functioning.
Two companies in SA have been fined a total of $51,000 for failing to ensure the safety of employees, which caused two workers to suffer serious hand injuries when working with machines.
The Vigilant MX 1 fire detection and alarm system offers a one- or two-loop analog addressable fire indicator panel. Designed for compliance with Australian Standard AS 7240.2, the system features an integral Fire Brigade Panel to AS 4428.3 and is suitable for small to medium-size systems.
Exair’s 31.75 mm Super Air Nozzle delivers 4.25 kg of blowing force when mounted 305 mm away from the target. The force is suitable for blowing heavy materials or for applications where the air nozzle is mounted far from the target surface.
Hawk has released the Gladiator vibration switch series, a heavy-duty point level device.
Banner Engineering’s Sensor Products 2008–2009 catalogue showcases industrial product lines, which include photoelectric and special-purpose sensors as well as measurement and inspection sensors.
Infra International manufactures a range of inductive proximity sensors designed to fit a wide range of industrial sensing applications. All Infra proximity sensors are designed, built and quality tested in house at its factory in Italy.