Personal protection equipment > Respiratory protection

NSW Government secures $1 billion worth of PPE

07 May, 2020

The NSW Government has bought almost $1 billion worth of personal protective equipment, to help health workers battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qld manufacturer helps combat COVID-19 with N95 masks

08 April, 2020

The Queensland Government has provided $1.2 million in financial assistance to Evolve Group, to produce disposable N95 masks in bulk for health workers.

Assistance for Qld's COVID-19 impacted manufacturers

23 March, 2020

Queensland is 'ramping up' its assistance to the state's COVID-19 impacted manufacturing sector, the government announced over the weekend.

RGF & Airius PureAir PhotoHydroIonisation cells

20 March, 2020

The PureAir PhotoHydroIonisation cells can be retrofitted to air conditioners, to combat 97% of airborne viruses, mould and bacteria.

Powered air respirator campaign promotes welder protection

05 March, 2020

Reclassification of welding fume as "Carcinogenic to Humans" has caused an industry rethink and inspired a powered air respirator upgrade campaign.

Radic8 Viruskiller air purifier

04 March, 2020

The Radic8 Viruskiller air purifiers are designed for home and commercial use, neutralising airborne contaminants and viruses to provide clean air for customers.

Breathe comfortably

01 March, 2020

Within a contaminated environment, comfortably breathing clean, safe air is important for workers' health and workplace morale. With this in mind, 3M has designed a range of disposable respirators using science to increase comfort, breathability and protection.

Black lung does not discriminate on age

19 February, 2020

A new video uses the testimonies of coalminers in their 30s and 40s to shatter myths around black lung and urge early health screening for signs of the disease.

State of silica in South Australia

10 December, 2019

Earlier this year SafeWork SA undertook a proactive audit program of silica risk among engineered stone workers. We take a look at the newly released report.

CleanSpace Respirators are a breath of fresh air for protection against silica dust

02 December, 2019

CleanSpace Respirators are a new PAPR that solve all the problems that can lead to low respirator compliance in the workplace.

3M Speedglas Heavy-duty Welding Helmet G5-01

11 November, 2019

3M's Speedglas Heavy-duty Welding Helmet G5-01 is designed to provide professional welders with comfort, protection and adaptability.

2020 Welding Fume Update — The Current State of Play

11 November, 2019

If you are involved in the welding industry, the new 2020 Welding Fume Update released by AWS is a must read.

Qualitative vs quantitative fit tests: what’s the difference?

06 November, 2019 by Brad Rodgers*

Workers must pass a 'fit test' before being issued tight-fitting respirators. Brad Rodgers differentiates quantitative and qualitative methods.

NSW quarries face inspection under worker dust risk blitz

08 October, 2019

NSW quarries are currently being inspected without notice as part of the state's Resources Regulator's blitz on worker dust risks.

Large-scale construction needs to champion health

07 October, 2019

British researchers who immersed themselves in construction teams of a large-scale UK project argue for the need to champion health across the sector.

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