Personal protection equipment > Respiratory protection

Silica dust exposure sees quarry fined $180K

11 May, 2023

A $180,000 fine and conviction has been issued to the operator of a Montrose quarry, following the exposure of workers to respirable crystalline silica.

Breathing below ground: respirable crystalline silica risk

13 April, 2023 by Amy Steed

Many workers are still experiencing high levels of exposure to silica dust. So what level, if any, is “safe”, and what can be done to better protect them?

Dräger NANO Cylinder Type 4 – Non Limited Life

04 April, 2023

Alongside Dräger's PSS AirBoss, it has also released the Dräger NANO Cylinder (NLL), Type 4.

Selecting the best respirator for the task at hand

03 April, 2023

It can be challenging for workers to wear negative pressure respirators during the entire duration of a work shift.

Bomaksan BENCH welding fume extraction system

17 March, 2023

Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) has radically evolved as increased awareness around the dangers of welding fume exposure has coincided with major technological advances.

CleanAIR Verus and Omnira Ready 2 Weld sets with Basic PAPR

01 November, 2022

Maxisafe's CleanAIR Verus and Omnira Ready 2 Weld sets with Basic PAPR (powered air purifying respirator) provide everything in one complete package.

Powering up respiratory protection with modern PAPR technology

19 October, 2022

The dangers of inhaling silica dust in the construction and building sectors are very real — and the associated serious diseases are preventable.

Trolex Air XS air monitor

11 October, 2022

The Trolex Air XS air monitor is designed to detect and monitor silica dust in real time, to protect workers from silicosis.

The ongoing dangers of silica dust

19 September, 2022 by Amy Steed

More than half a million Australian workers are currently exposed to harmful silica dust, with as many as 10,000 now predicted to develop lung cancer.

Techware Maxisafe RFU837 CleanAIR UniMask PAPR System

01 August, 2022

The Techware Maxisafe RFU837 CleanAIR UniMask PAPR System provides a high level of breathing protection with enhanced inner airflow regulation.

EnviroKlenz Air System Plus

11 May, 2022

The EnviroKlenz Air System Plus is an air purification system that is effective in neutralising gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

CleanAIR AerGO and UniMask air purifying respirators

01 May, 2022

The CleanAIR AerGO and UniMask are lightweight and designed to provide high levels of user comfort and breathing protection.

When to change welding helmet filters and consumables

22 April, 2022

No two welders are the same — but, every welder needs a welding helmet. And every welding helmet needs to be properly maintained to perform at its peak.

Screening miners for lung diseases in the regions

24 February, 2022

Heart of Australia has launched its fifth vehicle, HEART 5, in a fleet that provides lung checks for current and former miners in rural Queensland.

Welding safety — introducing the Speedglas Powered Air Training Academy

18 February, 2022

Attention all welding employers in Australia and New Zealand! Are your welders trained in how to correctly use and maintain their welding helmet and powered air purifying respirator (PAPR)?

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