Public comment sought on machinery regs

22 July, 2008

The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking public comment on the draft code of practice for safeguarding of machinery and plant.

Poison people — who’s obstructing safety in your workplace? Part 3

15 July, 2008 by Andrew Douglas*

Proactive management of problem employees is crucial, as management should aim to neutralise the problem behaviour as soon as possible.

WorkSafe targeting regions identified as unsafe

11 July, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has announced a program of intervention activities over the coming 12 months that will focus on a compiled list of metropolitan and regional areas identified as being in need of OHS improvement, based on workers compensation claims.

Valve labeller

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Air & Hydraulic Systems Pty Ltd

Praher Valves has released a colour-coded labelling system for valves and pipe clips.


01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Allara Instrument Hire

TSI’s Velocicalc rotating vane anemometer accurately measures air velocity and temperature, calculates flow rate, performs averaging and determines minimum and maximum readings. The model 8324 also provides data logging capability.

Pressure and force gauges

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Larzep Australia Pty Ltd

Larzep’s range of pressure and force gauges includes 80 and 100 mm dials with pressures to 700 bar and a variety of scales. Specific force and tonnage gauges are available to suit specific hydraulic cylinders, load cells and pull cylinders.

Laser safety sensor

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Jemtech Pty Ltd

The Shrike series of laser sensors, typically used on long-folder guarding installations, has been expanded with the release of the SH-L600 model that replaces the SH-L534 model.

Lockable shut-off valve

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Pneumatics Direct Australia

Infinity’s safety shut-off valve ensures a safe and secure way to isolate a machine or area so it can be worked on by maintenance workers or machine operators.

Press depth control

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Jemtech Pty Ltd

The Praxxis press depth control application is designed to complement the Praxxis position controllers, used in application-specific machinery control systems.

Micromax Safety controller

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The flexible SC22-3 safety controller from Banner Engineering lowers the installation and troubleshooting costs of interfacing multiple safety devices to machine control systems.

Treotham Automation Safety switch

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Euchner Non Contact Safety Solenoid Switch CET has a sturdy die-cast housing, allowing it to function effortlessly in harsh environments. It features guard locking, lock monitoring and integrated transponder coding.


01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Protimeter Psyclone is a durable and functional handheld thermo-hygrometer designed to measure relative humidity and temperature in a wide range of environments and applications.

Company guilty after Chinese workers hurt

19 June, 2008

A Campbellfield company has pleaded guilty to seven workplace health and safety charges after two Chinese workers in Australia on section 457 visas suffered serious injuries in 2006.

Poison people — who’s obstructing safety in your workplace? Part 2

10 June, 2008 by Andrew Douglas*

Mr Munchausen, Mr Resentful and Mr Bully are not obvious members of an employee group. Each character is something of a prototype – a number of employees may exhibit some of the qualities associated with these characters in different amounts and at different times.

SA focus on small business safety

10 June, 2008

Small business will be the focus of the next phase of South Australia’s key workplace safety program.

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