Dermatitis prevention program for workplaces20 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 selector07 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.
Cut-resistant gloves22 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.
Vibraguard anti-vibration gloves22 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Ansell
Vibraguard gloves are designed to minimise the risks and effects of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) in the workplace.
Ear plug22 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.
Antimicrobial face mask22 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.
Uvex-X Ear muffs22 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.
Jeminex acquires Worksense20 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.
Low light safety eyewear18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Bolle Safety AU 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.
General-purpose glove18 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.
Hospital bed mover18 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.
Minimising forklift accidents caused by poor eyesight18 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
3M acquires Aearo Technologies03 December, 2007
3M has announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aearo Technologies for a price of $1.2 billion.
Body harness water supply21 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.
Earplugs21 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.