Personal protection equipment

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.


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.


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.


Jeminex Group acquires five new businesses

04 April, 2008

The Jeminex Group has acquired five new businesses, taking the number of acquisitions made by the Jeminex Group to 17 and annual revenues to more than $304 million.
 


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.


Disposable ear plugs

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Moldex

The Moldex Pura Fit earplugs are designed with a longer length for easier fitting into the ear and tapered for easy insertion in any size ear canal.


Industrial gloves

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Lynn River Ltd

The Showa Re-Grip gloves are designed for industrial applications such as freight handling, construction, agriculture, waste collection, recycling assembly and glass handling.


Dermatitis prevention program for workplaces

20 February, 2008 by Amanda Palmer, Occupational Dermatology Research

Occupational contact dermatitis can considerably affect an individual's work situation and quality of life. It can be severe enough for workers to have to give up their chosen career


Online hearing protector selector

07 February, 2008

Howard Leight by Sperian has launched its new global website howardleight.com that offers visitors a 360° experience in hearing protection fit, selection, protection and motivation through a ‘hearing protector selector’, along with information on technology, product and best practices in hearing conservation.


Vibraguard anti-vibration gloves

22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Ansell

Vibraguard gloves are designed to minimise the risks and effects of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) in the workplace.


Antimicrobial face mask

22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Skycore

The Virogard protective mask is manufactured from high-quality, non-woven 40 g/m2 material, contoured for an ergonomic and comfortable fit to the face. The masks have been designed to provide a high degree of protection for the wearer from airborne bacteria and viruses, with dual antimicrobial and water-repellent fabric layers.


Cut-resistant gloves

22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

Dyneema fibres have been approved for use in gloves for the food processing industry. In the highly cut-resistant Tuffshield Evolution gloves from Perfect Fit, a brand of the Bacou-Dalloz group, the ultra strong fibre from DSM is used in a composite yarn which combines level five cut resistance with anti-bacterial performance.


Ear plug

22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

The SMF-30A SmartFit earplug utilises 'conforming material' technology that enables the plug to adapt to the contours of the wearer's ear canal for greater comfort and longer wear time. As it warms up, it takes on the shape of the surrounding ear canal.


Uvex-X Ear muffs

22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: UVEX SAFETY AUSTRALIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

The Uvex-X earmuffs are designed for high noise environments, providing an SLC80 rating of class 5, 37 dB.


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