New arrangements on first aid kits and training will apply at South Australian workplaces in 2010.
A mobile skin cancer practice has released a new report with alarming statistics about the high risk of skin cancer to outdoor workers in Australia.
All humans differ in size and shape, so PPE can’t be designed under the assumption that we’re all physically identical. Some PPE, such as footwear, clothing and gloves, is available in a wide choice of sizes and styles to suit individuals. Safety professionals are aware of these choices and select styles and sizes according to individual wearers. However, when it comes to other categories, like respiratory protection, this biological fact often may be overlooked.
Safety apparel must be selected to suit the applications and hazards that the workers who wear them need protection against. While it’s quite common to purchase ‘one-size-fits-all’ safety coveralls, for example, we can’t assume that one size fits all applications. There are situations where a single type of garment or coverall suits only specific purposes, just as there are situations where disposable coveralls are better than full-blown safety suits.
According to St John Ambulance, sudden cardiac arrest strikes around 30,000 Australians each year and alarmingly, fewer than 5% survive.
The HyFlex 11-628 Dyneema glove is designed to protect the hands, wrists and forearms of people who work in industries such as paper and print, metal fabrication, plastics injection and moulding, and glass, bottle and automotive manufacturing.
Part 3 - how to get the most out of noise measurement surveys to ensure that the noise in the workplace can be controlled, so as to not be a hazard for workers.
Control of noise in the workplace - Part 2: Differences between sound level meters and noise dosimeters.