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Graphene-enhanced firefighting gear boosts firefighter safety

25 January, 2023

Researchers have found that flame-retardant fabrics woven into firefighters' clothing and masks can reduce rates of injury and mortality among firefighters.


Biomotion is no longer a niche term. It's now in plain sight.

01 November, 2022

Retro-reflective markers that are positioned in 'biomotion' configurations on clothing can enhance the night-time visibility of road-workers to keep them safe.


Qld police roll out high-tech vests to boost officer safety

18 August, 2022

The Queensland Police Service has announced that it will roll out next-generation integrated load-bearing vests for frontline police officers across the state.


Safety Wearables: Tracking Concerns, Union Buy-in & the Science Behind the Algorithms

12 August, 2022 by Toni-Louise Gianatti

Understanding if the benefits of using industrial safety wearables for injury prevention outweigh the associated risks and how the algorithms solve diversification in safe movement thresholds.


Soter Analytics receives $12m to prevent workplace injuries

22 April, 2022

Soter Analytics has received $12 million in funding, to tackle work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MD) with wearable technology.


Researchers develop lightweight fire-retardant suits for firefighters

04 February, 2022

ANSTO, in collaboration with UNSW, has developed a lightweight, fireproof material for use in firefighting gear and high-tech fire protection.


Workhorse workwear: The smart choice

01 February, 2022

When it comes to safety workwear and safety clothing for the building and construction industry there are subtle differences that make one brand's range unique to the Australian market.


QPS invests in high-tech vests to improve officer safety

31 January, 2022

The Queensland Police Service has announced plans to roll out new, integrated load-bearing vests for frontline police officers across the state from July.


Fit for work: why gender-biased workwear is unsafe

21 January, 2022

Personal protective equipment, in the form of clothing or footwear, should be made to fit both women and men in equal fashion.


Climate tech innovation to facilitate safe work in hot conditions

20 January, 2022

Tech entrepreneurs have developed a wearable device that monitors workers' physiology to predict and prevent heat injuries and deaths.


Coverall selection: handling harmful substances

01 November, 2021 by Drew Dauncey, Technical Safety Specialist, Blackwoods

It can be difficult to determine which type of coverall is right for harmful chemicals and substances protection. However, there are protective standards in place.


Wearables for Injury Prevention: Evidence of the Benefits of Short & Long-term Use

29 October, 2021

Proof of how leading companies around the globe are weaving wearables into their processes and gaining clear injury prevention metrics.


MetalliX antimicrobial coating technology

01 July, 2021

MetalliX technology uses the antimicrobial properties of copper to provide a breathable coating on textiles that inhibits the persistence of pathogens.


MSA V-SERIES harness line

01 April, 2021

The MSA V-SERIES harness line is designed to provide comfort, with a racing-style buckle contouring the harness to the body for improved upper torso movement.


Hi-vis maternity range advocates industrial inclusion

11 March, 2021

A partnership between mining giant BHP, Blackwoods and Co Gear has led to the redesign of women's workwear to include a range of hi-vis maternity wear.


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