Safety > Standards

Tools of the trade

01 October, 2019

With food and beverage manufacturers under increasing pressure to maintain high safety standards, it's vital to work with suppliers on tool traceability.


TÜV SÜD pulls out of dam safety checks

26 August, 2019

Germany's TÜV SÜD has pulled out of conducting safety assessments of dams after the collapse of a Brazilian dam it had vetted killed almost 250 people in January.


Report on deadly oil rig explosion to find company culpable

07 June, 2019

Alarms were off, protocol absent when five died in explosive blowout.


Requirements for IEC 61511 best practice compliance

07 May, 2019 by Sven Grone, Schneider Electric Safety Services Practice Leader

Proof testing and a SIL study may no longer be enough during the operate and maintain phase.


Leuze electronic now offering safety consulting services

05 February, 2019

Every worker deserves a safe work environment.


Personnel and materials hoist crushes a worker

30 May, 2018

A worker was working on the roof of Car 1 of the dual carriage hoist and was connected via a safety harness attached to Car 2 when it started automatically, pinning him against a structural tie.


Aussie student's robotic window cleaner wins Intel ISEF award

21 May, 2018

Oliver Nicholls took home the Gordon E. Moore Award and US$75,000 for his fully autonomous robotic window cleaner.


Arc faults in underground electrical enclosures

04 May, 2018

The design of electrical enclosures has not significantly changed since the 1990s, but the energy levels used in underground mining have increased significantly.


The latest in safety and WHS to be discussed at Safety First

13 March, 2018

Running in conjunction with NMW, this year's Safety First Conference and Expo will include presentations from some of the industry's safety thought leaders.


Queensland makes industrial manslaughter a crime

27 October, 2017

Industrial manslaughter laws have been passed in Queensland, which will mean that a company or individual found guilty of industrial manslaughter may now be liable for a fine of up to $10 million, while an individual senior officer may be liable to a term of up to 20 years' imprisonment.


Metso hosts ISO meeting on standards for burner valves

25 September, 2017

On 25–29 September, Metso is hosting the ISO/TC 161 meeting at its Valve Technology Center in Finland's capital city area, with the focus this year on the safety and reliability of burner valves.


Abseiling, drones and 3D modelling — modern practices transforming the resources industries

22 September, 2017

A Western Australian firm is pushing the engineering industries to adopt new technology for structural audits and, in the process, improve safety and potentially save millions of dollars.


Functional safety in times of rising cybercriminality

08 September, 2017 by Dr Alexander Horch*

Every production process has inherent risks, and cybercriminality is now one of these risks. To achieve the greatest possible degree of safety and security in production processes, it is important for enterprises in the process industry to implement effective separation of their process control and safety systems.


Robot safety standards update webinar

07 August, 2017

If you are interested in robot safety standards and don't mind a very early start (or late night), the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will be holding a webinar on the latest standards on 18 August.


Functional safety for machine controls

07 August, 2017 by Gary Milburn, Product Manager, Industrial Safety Systems, SICK Pty Ltd

When implementing technical protective measures, each risk reduction measure will be associated with a safety function or combination of safety functions.


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