Personal protection equipment

Knee guards

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: ProChoice Safety Gear

The ProChoice range of knee pads was designed and tested for a number of industries and allow for flexible and comfortable protection of the knee joint.


High-visibility jackets

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

The Escape range of high-visibility jackets is suitable for unpredictable weather, with many of the jackets featuring removable sleeves and in-built layers. The jackets are fully tested and compliant with all relevant Australian and New Zealand standards.


Cooling vest

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Enware Australia Pty Ltd

The Arctic cooling vest is based on the same technology used by marathon runners, tennis players, footballers, cricketers and others exposed to heat hazards.


Heavy-duty workwear

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Proskill Australia Pty Ltd

The Skillers heavy-duty pants with kneepad pockets are made from high-quality material that keeps its shape and looks respectable out of work hours, too.


Arc flash head protection

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Mercury Fire Safety

The Paulson ArcShield protects the face of a worker in hazardous electrical environments from radiation from an electrical arc flash.


ProChoice work gloves

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: ProChoice Safety Gear

ProChoice has developed an extensive range of synthetic leather gloves as an adjunct to its leather riggers gloves.


Australian hearing technology wins SVASE award

27 June, 2008

Australian hearing technology leader Sensear has been named one of the world’s most promising new companies at Launch: Silicon Valley 2008, held by The Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs (SVASE) and hosted by Microsoft at their Silicon Valley campus in California.


Union program to fight asbestos

18 June, 2008

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has organised what is claimed to be the largest asbestos survey and research program to ever be undertaken at a single work site in Australia.


Overwhelming success for health initiative

19 May, 2008

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) has received an overwhelming response to its health initiative for the building and construction industry.


The Next Big Thing finalists on show

12 May, 2008

Finalists from a national competition to seek out the ‘next big thing’ will have their innovations on show  in a free exhibition at the Melbourne Museum for a week, starting this Wednesday 14 May.    


The hidden workplace death toll

28 April, 2008

Australia’s official workplace death toll — between 200 and 300 per year — could be just the tip of the iceberg, according to the Safety Institute of Australia.


CE program launched for PPE

24 April, 2008

SAI Global has unveiled its CE certification program for personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Safety in Action exhibition in Melbourne.


Personal cooling vests

21 April, 2008 | Supplied by: OTB Products Pty Ltd

The Cool Zone Pro range of cooling vests and jackets is designed to give up to four hours of safe body temperature management with anatomically designed 'optimum' temperature cooling.


Respirator fit kit

21 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Scott Safety

The Bitrex fit test kit is a respirator fit testing system which uses the harmless bitter taste of Bitrex to determine if a respirator is properly fitted to a user or not.


Warning for outdoor workers about skin cancer

04 April, 2008

New figures published by The Cancer Council Victoria in 2008 show that the number of Victorians affected by melanoma is at the highest level ever.


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