Personal protection equipment

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

06 November, 2019 by Brad Rodgers* | Supplied by: Paramount Safety

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


There's no 'healthy tan' in construction

04 November, 2019

With summer less than one month away, British research out this year suggests that construction workers are putting their health at risk for the sake of a tan.


ACR Electronics SM-3 Automatic Buoy Marker Light

23 October, 2019 | Supplied by: ACR Electronics

ACR Electronics' SM-3 Automatic Buoy Marker Light is a high-intensity LED strobe that can highlight a man-overboard site.


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.


Profound Vibra Cloud Vibration Logger

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: TechRentals

Profound's Vibra Cloud Vibration Logger is suitable for use in the construction industry.


699 lives claimed by mesothelioma in 2018: report reveals

20 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Asbestos-associated cancer mesothelioma claimed at least 699 Australian lives last year, an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report reveals.


Mining industries: hearing loss prevalance and risk

11 September, 2019 | Supplied by: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health finds that 1 in 3 workers are affected by hearing loss in some mining industries.


TSI AMI520i Sidepak personal aerosol monitor

10 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Kenelec Scientific Pty Ltd

TSI's AMI520i Sidepak is a wearable instrument that monitors workers' respirable dust and fume exposure in real time.


Faulty breathing apparatuses discovered in South Coast mine

10 September, 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has contacted a breathing appratus supplier and its recipient mines after defective units were identified in a South Coast coalmine.


How to improve workplace eye safety

01 September, 2019 | Supplied by: 3M Safety & Graphics

Workplace safety is more than just hard hats and steel capped boots. Protecting workers' eyes is critical for their health, safety and quality of life.


Honeywell Howard Leight VeriShield 100 Series Passive Earmuffs

15 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

Honeywell's Howard Leight VeriShield 100 Series Passive Earmuffs are designed to prevent and protect industrial workers from noise-induced hearing loss.


Do's and don'ts of hard hat accessorising

13 August, 2019 | Supplied by: ProChoice Safety Gear

Is wearing granny's knitted beanie under your hard hat safe? ProChoice Safety Gear outlines some do's and don'ts of hard hat accessorising.


3M Secure Click Half Mask Reusable Respirator

02 July, 2019 | Supplied by: 3M Safety & Graphics

3M's Secure Click Half Mask Reusable Respirator helps protect workers from a variety of gases and vapours when used with approved associated filters and cartridges.


AWS Jalas 1848K Titan welding boots

24 June, 2019 | Supplied by: AWS Pty Ltd

Jalas welding boots are designed to comply with the Welding Processes Code of Practice and occupational protective footwear standard AS/NZS 2210.3:2009.


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