Business

WA conference highlights corporate manslaughter

26 May, 2008

Workplace ‘wellness’ is expected to be the hottest new buzzword at the inaugural WA Safety Conference, held in Perth from 12–14 August, but the program will also touch on much less optimistic issues like bullying and ‘corporate manslaughter’.


EMEX 2008 "a monster success"

26 May, 2008

EMEX 2008, New Zealand’s largest engineering and machinery industry showcase held in Auckland 6–8 May, was a great success, according to feedback from both visitors and exhibitors.


New ISO12500 standards help users compare compressed air quality and contamination

08 May, 2008 by John Davis* | Supplied by: Parker Hannifin (Aust) Pty Ltd

When selecting compressed air purification equipment, installers and users often compare the performance of equipment from many manufacturers in an effort to cost-effectively achieve the quality of compressed air required by their application. A new ISO standard will add greater clarity to the decision-making process.


Geothermal energy to power mining

07 May, 2008

Geothermal or hot rocks energy could power the future needs of South Australia's booming mining sector in the state's north, according to geothermal developer Petratherm.


Work to live, come home to die

28 April, 2008

Australia’s official workplace death toll — between 200 and 300 per year — could be just the tip of the iceberg, according to the Safety Institute of Australia.


Beamex receives customer service award

21 April, 2008

Beamex, supplier of calibrators and test instruments, has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan award for customer service leadership in the European calibration management software market.


NZ manufacturing in decline

15 April, 2008

New Zealand’s manufacturing sector has declined in overall activity for the first time in over two years, according to the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ Performance of Manufacturing Index.


Endress+Hauser launches online catalogue

10 April, 2008

Process instrumentation supplier Endress+Hauser has announced the launch of E-direct, a hardcopy and online catalogue offering a selection of instrumentation for all process industries.


Carbon to be the biggest global commodity market by 2012

09 April, 2008

One of the first companies certified as 'greenhouse friendly' has announced that adapting to the emerging carbon-constrained economy will become vital to business success in the face of increasing regulation and consumer pressure.


$5b development for North West Shelf Venture

08 April, 2008

The participants of the North West Shelf Venture project off the coast of Western Australia have approved a $5 billion expansion to extend the life of the gas and oil operation.


Plant conversion extends life of Whyalla steelworks

19 March, 2008

A $400 million conversion program at OneSteel’s Whyalla steelworks should extend the life of the operations to 2027, South Australian Deputy Premier Kevin Foley says.


ABB re-launches Australian Graduate Program

13 March, 2008

ABB Australia is calling for applicants to its graduate program for future business leaders.


NZ building geothermal power

12 March, 2008

Mighty River Power (MRP) has moved another step closer to the construction of a NZ$450 million (AU$387.58 million) geothermal power station near Taupo, on New Zealand’s North Island.


Unifying renewable targets

11 March, 2008

The federal and state governments have taken another step towards unifying renewable energy objectives, according to Federal Climate Change Minister Penny Wong.


Danger money for hazardous workplaces

03 March, 2008

One third of employees believe their work equipment is hazardous but more than a quarter would compromise their health for danger money, a new survey shows.


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