Personal protection equipment

Construction industry targets hearing loss

21 February, 2007

Key industry groups yesterday agreed to work towards reducing noise-induced hearing loss in construction.

Tunnel ducting

21 February, 2007 | Supplied by: Eximo

MobyDuct is flame-retardant and has a wide temperature resistance ranging from 0°C right up to 50°C. It combines relocatability with strict adherence to underground application safety guidelines. The antistatic, flame-retardant ventilation ducting is a reinforced PVC ducting with internal spring steel and helix and PVC wear strip. It is durable and has the exact properties required by heavy industries such as mining and tunnelling.

Ear plug dispenser

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

The refillable 3M Ear Plug Dispenser has been designed for use with 3M disposable earplugs, in place of single-use jars, bottles or disposable dispensers.

Mobile hearing rescue

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

For the convenience of any size business with noise-exposed workers, Sound Hearing has launched mobile Hearing Rescue Units for businesses with noise-exposed workers.

Hybrid hazardous location headlamp

25 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Spelean Pty Ltd

The Petzl Duo ATEX L5 headlamp is designed for use in the presence of gases, vapours and mists with a self-ignition temperature of more than 200°C at atmospheric pressure.

Latex: a sensitive issue

25 January, 2007 by Wendy Cramer

The number of people who have an adverse allergic reaction to latex is growing on a daily basis. And while there are synthetic options available, the bad news is that the favourable properties of natural rubber latex have yet to be replicated

Cotton work garments

16 November, 2006 | Supplied by:

Wearer comfort problems can arise when manufacturers do not apply 'long-term wicking' treatments that tend to wash out easily and in some cases, the fabric is not treated at all. This can result in workers who are reluctant to wear polyester hi-viz garments.

Steel Blue Club safety footwear

16 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Steel Blue

The Steel Blue Club range of safety and non-safety footwear offers executive-style shoes and boots that can be worn from the office to the site.

These boots were made for safety

15 November, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

There are so many varieties of safety shoes and boots now available, it's becoming a challenge to match the right shoe to the job. We take a look at the different safety ratings and what features are the most important when it comes to shoe choice

Emergency life support apparatus

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Sabre ELSA provides breathable air and is designed to aid escape from hazardous atmospheres such as fires or asphyxiating fumes which could arise in industrial and chemical plants, mines or oil and gas installations.

Anti-vibration air glove

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Impacto Bubble Glove is the company's latest addition to its anti-vibration product line. The second-generation air glove features the air bladder technology developed specifically for use in gloves to reduce vibration energy being transmitted into the hands.

Detectable, reusable earplugs

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The reusable SmartFit line of earplugs has been extended to include two detectable versions and one with a cotton fibre cord.

Anti-viral/bacterial protective face mask

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Virogard personal protective mask is an Australian innovation in PPE. As well as killing viruses and bacteria, it can be machine washed or autoclaved and re-used up to 20 times.

Reducing risks for outdoor workers

13 October, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

The warmer months have arrived, and with them, higher than normal health and safety risks for Australia's many outdoor workers. Safety Solutions speaks with skin protection experts to find out why compliance to protection programs is so poor

Self-contained breathing apparatus

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Sigma 2 is a first-breath activated, positive pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus. The heart of the Sigma 2 set is a reliable two-stage pneumatic system comprising a positive pressure demand valve, first stage pressure-reducing valve, cylinder connector assembly, shoulder-mounted combined pressure indicator and warning whistle.

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