Personal protection equipment

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Jeminex acquires Worksense

20 December, 2007

The Jeminex Group, an Australian provider of industrial components to the resources sector, has recently acquired workwear clothing supply business Worksense for an undisclosed sum.


General-purpose glove

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Lynn River Ltd

The Glovpro Kevlar sure-grip nitrile palm gloves are general-purpose gloves that provide protection in tough environments and flexibility for comfort.


Minimising forklift accidents caused by poor eyesight

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Occhio Vision Care

A soft drink bottling warehouse in Melbourne recently had a serious safety issue with one of its forklift drivers who frequently crashed into the corners of pallets while operating his forklift


Hospital bed mover

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: UMS (Urethane & Machinery Supplies Pty Ltd)

The Nu-Star hospital bed mover is a pedestrian-operated electric tug designed to be used wherever beds need to be moved with or without a patient.


Low light safety eyewear

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Bolle Australia Pty Ltd

Sidewinder is a lightweight safety spectacle that is now available in an amber lens for use in low light conditions, adding to the range available in clear and smoke lens. All lenses feature 'ALS' anti-fog/anti-scratch coating on both sides of the lens.


3M acquires Aearo Technologies

03 December, 2007

3M has announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aearo Technologies for a price of $1.2 billion.


Modular safety eyewear

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Eyres Safety Optics Pty Ltd

The 800 Switch safety glasses are a modular system of components that allow users to configure their safety eyewear to their individual needs and tastes.


Earplugs

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Moldex

Moldex has remodelled its Rockets brand re-usable earplugs, which now receive a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 27. The higher NRR is the result of reformulating the materials with a new sound-dampening additive.The earplugs come with an easy-grip handle which allows for easy insertion, while the air bubble in the tip provides cushioned comfort. The following Rocket part numbers now have a NRR 27: 6400, 6404, 6405, 6415, 6420, 6480 and 6485.


Body harness water supply

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The hydration system for full body harnesses connects to any dBi-SALA harness and holds 1.5 L of liquid for added worker safety and productivity.


When it comes to safety eyewear, size does matter

20 November, 2007 by Paul Stathis, Editor

Safety eyewear is an essential part of PPE for many industries, protecting workers eyes from eye trauma. But just issuing workers with safety glasses and instructing them to wear them isn't enough in itself to ensure adequate protection is provided


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