Turck has announced its Interface and Intrinsic Safety Quick Reference Guide.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Australian compressed air specialist Champion Compressors has recently chalked up five years without a ‘lost-time injury’ in any of its workplaces.