Sparks fly after basic safety failing

11 April, 2008

Failing to properly train and supervise employees has resulted in a conviction and fine for a major civil contracting company.

Bad URL - to be deleted - Switchboard inspection window

08 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

The Hawk IR Sightglass is a 75 mm diameter inspection window fitted to the door or inspection cover of electrical equipment enclosures. For the safe visual and thermal inspection of internal electrical components without the need to open any enclosure.

National campaign to improve safety in manufacturing

04 April, 2008

Workplace Safety authorities across Australia have commenced a safety campaign to improve machine guarding in the manufacturing industry.

SC22-3 safety controller

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The SC22-3 safety controller is an easily configurable safety module that incorporates numerous input devices and manages multiple safety-related functions.

Security camera

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Fork-Safe International

The Fork-Cam is an industrial CCTV system that was designed from the outset for use in heavy industrial applications.

Workplace Safety heads discuss OHS management

20 March, 2008

Australian and New Zealand Workplace Safety Authorities met in Adelaide on 11 March 2008 to discuss the progress of a range of initiatives to further occupational health and safety management in Australian workplaces

Candy maker fined for unguarded machine

10 March, 2008

An Osborne Park manufacturer of rock candy was fined $20,000 for failing to provide a safe workplace after a worker’s finger was severely injured in an unguarded machine.

Integrated safety concept for water treatment plant

10 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

German company Glastechnik Holger Kramp ensures wastewater from grinding, drilling and similar machining functions is cleaned and made available again to the production process in as short a time as possible

Tubeless safety relief valves

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Pressure Systems Aust Pty Ltd

Pressure Systems has introduced the F7000/8000 IM series of pilot operated safety relief valves, with integral module construction. No tubing is required to activate the valve and relieve the system pressure.

Signal isolator

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Innovec Controls Pty Ltd

The ISCX1 is a signal isolator that accepts a 4-20 mA with an input impedance of 50W, or 0-10 VDC with an input impedance of 1 MW and provides an isolated output signal of 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC with an accuracy of 0.1%.

Emergency-stop button

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

Banner's Pico-Guard fibre-optic E-stop button works with the Pico-Guard controller and other optical elements in personnel safety and equipment protection applications. The button is used with plastic fibre-optic cable and offers a quick means of connecting and disconnecting. Models are available with fibre entry/exit from either the same or opposite sides of the housing.

Sponsorship boosts safety in South East Melbourne

07 February, 2008

The Southern Safety Group (SSG) has formed a sponsorship deal with Protector Alsafe to assist in bringing safety to workplaces in South East Melbourne.

Machine wear prediction

22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: PANalytical

PANalytical has published data on the MiniPal 4 energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and Axios-Petro wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometers that show their effectiveness and value in predictive machine maintenance programs.

Telehandler system

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: eQuipment Safety Systems

The 6245 TSA Telehandler safety system is designed to exceed the requirements of AS1418.19 (Indicating and Limiting Devices). The device is a rated capacity indicator and a limiter which includes an automatic tool identification system. It eliminates the need for the operator to select the correct tool and ensures fail-safe operation in accordance with AS1418.1.

Conducting safety inductions

18 December, 2007

The Christmas/New Year period is a time when many businesses employ new workers or employ people on short-term contracts to cover busy periods

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