Personal protection equipment

Emergency Alert Systems iLAS wireless alert siren system

23 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Inventis Technology Pty Ltd

The wireless iLAS System (intelligent lockdown and alert siren) from Emergency Alert Systems is claimed to be the world’s first scalable, wirelessly remote controlled, wirelessly networked multi-tone alert siren system.

BOC Hi-Vis welding jacket

22 September, 2010 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

Wearing the BOC Hi-Vis welding jacket, welders can not only be kept safe from the hazards of welding, but they will also be more easily seen and stay protected in their workplace.

Trelleborg Trellchem NEO protective garment

22 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

The Trellchem NEO protective garment utilises a laminate material to create a lightweight Level A suit with strength, integrity and chemical resistance. Its chemical barrier is embedded on the inside of the suit material, giving added protection from both abrasion and scratches.

BOC Gases Escape and Weld Guard durable boots

22 September, 2010 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

The Escape and Weld Guard durable welding boots meet Australian and New Zealand standards and offer safety and protection.

Working safely in hot conditions Part 2

20 September, 2010

Continuing on from our discussion on the risks associated with working in hot conditions, Part 2 presents guidance from WorkSafe WA on reducing the risk of heat stress and preventing heat illness.

Working safely in hot conditions Part 1

13 September, 2010

With summer coming on, safety supervisors and workers will soon need to give attention to safely working in hot conditions. Part 1 will consider information from WorkSafe WA on how to assess the risks associated with working in the heat.

Hearing protection - does it fit?

02 September, 2010 by Terry Gorman*

In the past, when a safety professional wanted to select or assign a hearing protection device (HPD) for an employee, the data they have historically had available was based on fitting scenarios in a controlled laboratory environment. This information bore little resemblance to the conditions under which workers had to wear HPDs on a daily basis.

Meeting the challenges of fashion, safety and comfort in footwear

02 September, 2010 by Paul Stathis

Historically, safety footwear was characterised by heavy boots made from thick leather uppers with solid stitching, steel toe-caps and thick, dense soles. There was no such thing as ‘style’ and the only choices you had were black or brown colour and laces or elasticised sides. Fashion was simply covered by your choice of socks and comfort only came into the picture when you took your boots off. But we’ve come a long way since then.

Failure to seek first aid for injured worker "outrageous"

31 August, 2010

A Melbourne company was fined and convicted recently over a workplace death where it failed to administer first aid to a man who was struck by a forklift and later died.

Occupational noise-induced hearing loss

30 August, 2010

Safe Work Australia recently launched a publication on overcoming barriers to effective noise control and hearing loss prevention in the workplace.

Scott Health & Safety ELSA constant-flow escape breathing apparatus

23 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Scott Safety

The Scott Health & Safety ELSA constant-flow escape breathing apparatus is designed for rapid escape from hazardous industrial environments, including marine, mining, industrial and oil and gas, and vehicles transporting a dangerous goods placard load.

Vision Safe Reader 101 bifocal safety glasses

18 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Vision Safe

The Reader 101 safety glasses provide bifocal vision to enable wearers to see detailed objects such as small parts or written documentation, without having to remove safety eyewear or swap glasses.

EE210 pedestal-mounted hand/foot-operated eye wash station

16 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Enware Australia Pty Ltd

The EE210 pedestal-mounted, hand/foot-operated eye wash station flushes hazardous contaminants and skin irritants from workers’ eyes.

Blundstone 742 Women’s Work Series safety jogger

12 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Blundstone Australia Pty Ltd

The Blundstone 742 Women’s Work Series is a safety jogger designed specifically for women. The shoe features a ‘SAFE-T’ broad fitting Type-1 steel toe-cap and is available in women’s sizes from 6 to 10 and in half sizes from 6.5 to 9.5.

Mongrel Boots 230 080 safety boot

12 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Victor Footwear Pty Limited

The Mongrel Boots 230 080 safety boot is a mid-cut hiker-style boot that is finished in black suede leather.

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