White Papers/Resources

The Safety Solutions Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.

Avoid 67% of potential electrical breakdowns

Supplied by Schneider Electric Energy Business on 23 October, 2015

Most businesses do not have an effective electrical infrastructure maintenance plan. Inept maintenance practices result in a rise of equipment costs and increases in downtime.

Drug and alcohol policies must be a safety issue

Supplied by Andatech Breathalysers on 16 June, 2015

Drug and alcohol consumption is a major source of risk for many industries, particularly those with high rates of workplace injuries. One in 10 Australians regularly drink to the risk of harm and a similar number have consumed alcohol at work.

Do your protective gloves comply with safety standards?

Supplied by ProChoice Safety Gear on 09 June, 2015

Of the workplace hand injuries that require hospitalisation in Australia, more than half involve open wounds. This makes the choice of a cut-protective glove type a key consideration for HSE officers.

Safety Lifecycle Workbook

Supplied by Emerson Process Management on 30 April, 2015

Of all of the issues facing today’s process manufacturers, ensuring safe operations and guaranteeing shutdown when necessary are paramount. Companies that do not plan and manage process operational risks face fines, production outages, equipment damage and serious injury or loss of life.

Latest technology for reducing the time and cost of daily bump testing

Supplied by MSA Australia on 19 November, 2014

One of the major responsibilities companies have towards their employees working in confined and hazardous spaces is to guarantee their safety.

Reliable and inexpensive safety shower monitoring

Supplied by Emerson Process Management on 20 October, 2014

Safety showers and eyewash stations are used in a variety of industries where corrosive or injurious chemicals are manipulated as well as where operations involve the use of air- or water-reactive liquids.

The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

04 August, 2014

Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organisation in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they, too, can make mistakes.

Managing a gas detection program: 4 key considerations

Supplied by MSA Australia Pty Ltd on 14 July, 2014

Total cost associated with acquiring, fielding, using and maintaining a gas detection program needs careful evaluation. Many variables should be factored prior to any organisation making a purchase decision...

The real facts about head protection

Supplied by MSA Australia Pty Ltd on 14 April, 2014

Just as no two work sites are the same, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for head protection.
Why then do workers often just reach for whatever is in the back of the truck without any thought of the real risks posed?

Fall protection and confined space - what you need to know

28 January, 2014

This paper outlines what you need to know about confined working spaces and the equipment needed to help with potential risk scenarios.

Keep hydrated, stay productive: the essential guide to hydration in the workplace

15 January, 2014

This guide looks at the importance of staying hydrated in the workplace to help avoid conditions such as heat stress and fatigue, and how electrolyte drinks can help workers stay alert and on track. Download now.

A guide to cut protection

16 September, 2013

It's important for health and safety managers to know about the rating systems used to classify hand safety PPE and which organisations are responsible for setting the standards. This knowledge will assist when determining the protective equipment needed for their employees and help reduce the number of workplace injuries.

Conveyor control solution

30 August, 2013

The mining industry has recognised the need for an effective conveyor control solution for mineral processing and material handling purposes. The system should be easy to handle, cost effective and have the ability to cover a vast area. This paper looks at a solution based on Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i). Download now.

Total cost of ownership considerations for managing a gas detection program

24 July, 2013

Purchase decisions related to safety equipment such as gas detection are increasingly moving beyond the immediate needs of the safety manager. While purchase price and features such as durability, ease of use and product reliability remain vitally important to the safety community, organisations are increasingly focusing on total cost of ownership (TCO).

A guide to EN Standards for gloves

22 August, 2012

Hand injuries are the main contributor to overall injuries sustained by workers in Australia. It is therefore important that both employers and employees are well-versed in standards for protective gloves. This white paper provides detailed insights on different risk categories and standards for protective gloves.

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