Safety > Standards

How loud is too loud?

04 April, 2023

Continued exposure to sound over just 70 dBA can cause hearing loss over time.

Autonomous mine meets safety metrics

17 March, 2023

An iron ore mining project in Western Australia is converting its trucks to a driverless operation, which will bring significant benefits to worker safety.

NSW Government releases first robot safety guidelines

27 January, 2023

The NSW Government's Centre for Work Health and Safety has released a set of guidelines for working safely with collaborative robots.

Machine safety: 10 common misconceptions

16 August, 2021

Many machine safety-related misconceptions continue to be widespread in manufacturing.

Nine new Australian hydrogen standards under development

30 October, 2020

Nine ISO standards are being adopted to assist Australia's energy transition and ensure its position as a global force in the emerging hydrogen economy.

Reading material: Functional Safety for Managers

08 September, 2020

Experience has shown that in many companies, management teams have little or no understanding of functional or process safety requirements.

Automation can improve workplace safety but vigilance is still a must

14 August, 2020 by Harry Mulder, Engineering Manager, Omron Oceania

As industries begin to rely more heavily on automation, the general consensus is that new technologies are helping to improve workplace safety.

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.

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