Personal protection equipment

Ansell Healthcare AlphaTec gloves

14 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Ansell

The AlphaTec gloves combine high levels of grip on wet or lubricated surfaces, while offering chemical protection to give workers the grip and control to perform tasks without risking injury from slipping objects or muscular injury caused by sudden movement to retrieve slipping objects.

Warning about dangers in extreme temperatures

11 January, 2010

Forecasts of extreme temperatures for summer have prompted a warning from WorkSafe for employers and workers to plan their work to minimise exposure in hot conditions.

New first aid Code of Practice for SA

17 December, 2009

New arrangements on first aid kits and training will apply at South Australian workplaces in 2010.

Outdoor workers at double risk of skin cancer

09 December, 2009

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.

Choosing safety apparel that’s fit for purpose

02 December, 2009 by Paul Stathis

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.

Ensuring respiratory PPE actually protects workers

02 December, 2009 by Paul Stathis

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.

Defibrillation vital to saving lives

01 December, 2009

According to St John Ambulance, sudden cardiac arrest strikes around 30,000 Australians each year and alarmingly, fewer than 5% survive.

Ansell HyFlex 11-628 Dyneema glove

13 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Ansell

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.

Oliver Footwear AT 45-645C safety boots

13 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Oliver Footwear

The AT 45-645C is a 150 mm lace-up safety boot, designed for various industries including agriculture, building and construction, manufacturing, transport and logistics.

Cordless work light

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: GO Distribution

The cordless HemiPro high-power work light is a clear and reliable portable light, designed to enhance safety in maintenance applications, especially in confined spaces.

Kneepads for tradespeople

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Master Distributors Pty Ltd

The Tommyco range of kneepads is designed for tradespeople to protect the largest joint in the body, and the easiest to injure, during all kneeling tasks.

LED strobe for forklift safety

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Brown & Watson International

The Narva Guardian LED strobe lamp provides a simple safety warning upgrade to materials handling equipment such as forklifts.

Smelter boots

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Oliver Footwear

The Oliver Smelter Boots 25-298 and 25-299 are designed for the international aluminium smelter industry, with application to the foundry and other ‘hot-metal’, high-heat industrial environments.

Flashing beacon mounts

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Eflare Corporation Pty Ltd

The mounting system for Eflare flashing beacons has been expanded to provide a wider range of location applications to ensure protection.

Glove for wet or dry conditions

12 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Ansell

The PowerFlex 80-100 glove is designed for day-long comfort for people working in wet or dry conditions across a range of handling and carrying applications.

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