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Turck launches safety product reference guide

08 June, 2010

Turck has announced its Interface and Intrinsic Safety Quick Reference Guide.


Australia to heed safety standard deadline

14 May, 2010

The European Commission has extended the deadline for the transition from standard EN 954-1 to standards EN ISO 13849-1 and EN/IEC 62061. Rockwell Automation Area Manager - Safety, Gary Milburn, explores the implications to Australia’s industrial community.


Safety - an essential element for industry

14 May, 2010

Safety has become be a key focus for every business - as important as meeting financial objectives. Strategies that make risk assessment an intuitive part of the job and which encourage personal responsibility are crucial in fostering a culture of continual improvement of safe working practices.


Icelandic ash and its implications for aircraft

20 April, 2010

Air traffic across Europe was halted in April as ash from an Icelandic volcano drifted towards the continent. Scientists in London discuss the technical reasons for this disruption.


New guide aims to cut deaths and injury in high-risk public works jobs

13 April, 2010

In an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by driver fatigue, Pro-Visual Publishing is reminding local government and works officers of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue reforms with the 2010 edition of the National Guide to Public Works & Services Safety.


Mecmesin MultiTest-d test system for tension and compression

14 January, 2010 by

The Mecmesin MultiTest-d test system is available in 1 and 2.5 kN capacities. The system works in conjunction with a Mecmesin digital force gauge and forms a suitable entry-level motorised test system for users who wish to evaluate quality control parameters of their products in tension and compression.


Protective bellows range

12 October, 2009 by

Protective bellows are designed to prolong the life of machinery and protect the people who operate them from personal damage. By shielding employees and their environment from machine-generated debris, the bellows can enhance productivity and reduce workplace hazards.


The right sensor for every requirement

08 September, 2009

Increasing automation in mechanical engineering means that the demands on machine safety are also rising. Aspects of process safety, availability and cost-effectiveness must all be reconciled. Safety guards or gates ensure that operating personnel are protected against flying metal swarf or hazardous movements on plant and machinery. Their position can be monitored by a wide range of safety switches available on the market, which take into account not only safety-related aspects but economic considerations too. The switch you use will depend partly on the machine and partly on the safety-related requirements.


Faulty flow switch and ignored alarm contribute to fluoride overdose

30 June, 2009

A government report into an incident in which hundreds of South-East Queensland households received an overdose of fluoride in their drinking water has determined that it was caused by a mix of mechanical and human error.


The true costs of IP video surveillance

18 May, 2009 by Bosch Security Systems Pty Ltd

This tech paper takes you through the true costs of IP Video surveillance, including Estimating initial acquisition cost, the operating requirements, labour for installation and maintenance, and exposure to risk or liability.


Apprentice injured during mobile crusher maintenance

04 May, 2009

The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy says a third-year apprentice has been injured while helping to maintain a mobile crusher at a mine.


DP World convicted for ethyl acrylate leak

22 April, 2009

DP World Australia (formerly P&O Ports ANZ) has recently paid $80,000 after a damaged valve in a storage container leaked ethyl acrylate at its Coode Island terminal in Melbourne.


Workplace injuries cost $57.5bn in 05/06

02 April, 2009

The ASCC has released a report that shows work-related injuries and illnesses cost Australians $57.5bn in the 2005–2006 financial year, amounting for 5.9% of Australia's GDP in that period.


Maintenance inspection engineer found negligent

01 December, 2008

A recent court case involving the collapse of a bucket wheel excavator at a coal mine shows that engineers and maintenance personnel need to be thorough in performing seemingly inconsequential or minor services.


Champion sets five-year safety record

10 September, 2008

Australian compressed air specialist Champion Compressors has recently chalked up five years without a ‘lost-time injury’ in any of its workplaces.


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