• More support announced for renewable energy

    October 29, 2007 0 comment

    THE Prime Minister recently announced that a re-elected Coalition Government will provide further support to new and emerging renewable energy technology as part of a broader plan to develop a clean energy future for Australia.

  • National manual task standard declared

    October 28, 2007 0 comment

    THE National Standard for Manual Tasks (2007) and the National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders from Performing Manual Tasks at Work (2007) were declared on 22nd August 2007 by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC).

  • Worker death causes $300,000 fine

    October 28, 2007 0 comment

    Inadequate training, a lack of protective equipment and poor work procedures have led to a conviction and $300,000 fine for the employer of a man who died while changing a lightbulb.

  • Students develop fully autonomous humanoid robot

    October 27, 2007 0 comment

    ENGINEERING students from the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech have developed a bipedal humanoid robot using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical system design platform.

  • Handling the invisible hazard

    October 27, 2007 0 comment

    ACCORDING to Commonwealth Government statistics, the manufacturing industry has a lot to answer for in terms of hearing damaged by industrial noise.

  • OH&S laws change for construction industry

    October 26, 2007 0 comment

    HAVING an integrated system for compliance with workplace health and safety obligations has become more critical for those engaged in the construction industry, with many more entities facing the risk of prosecution under new laws, according to workplace relations lawyer at law firm Clayton Utz warns.

  • A fall prevention case study

    October 26, 2007 0 comment

    Guna Chandran (GC) Facilities Management Coordinator, Fairfield City Council and Carl Sachs* (CS) Director of Workplace Access & Safety talk to Safety First (SF) about the Council’s new height safety programme

  • Neglecting rescue in fall protection

    October 26, 2007 0 comment

    A DEJECTED safety professional sits in his office and ponders the limited future he now has within his company. It would seem that he slipped into a common trap, for the past year he has worked diligently on a new fall protection plan, wherever possible eliminating hazards and installing restraint systems to keep the workers back from the edge.

  • Learn how to think leaner in manufacturing

    October 26, 2007 0 comment

    PIONEERING executives and managers are applying the principles of lean thinking to business processes across the enterprise to improve competitivenesss and accelerate growth.

  • US consumers boycott Chinese made goods

    October 25, 2007 0 comment

    IN the wake of recalls earlier this year of millions of toys with lead paint and other dangers, seafood tainted with chemical residues, and toothpaste containing an antifreeze chemical, some US consumers have become wary of Chinese goods.

  • Rod end bearing with integrated nut

    October 25, 2007 0 comment

    GERMAN company igus has extended its ‘igubal’ range of polymer self-aligning bearings to include a new rod end bearing with an integrated nut.

  • Advanced Manufacturing Australia takes off

    October 25, 2007 0 comment

    THIS year has been a significant one for Tooling Australia, with the launch of Advanced Manufacturing Australia (AMAus), at Tooling Australia’s annual Dinner on October 19.

  • Top 10 workplace safety tips

    October 25, 2007 11 comments

    AS the MD and founder of the SafetyQuip workplace health and safety franchises, I’ve found that the vast majority of small to medium enterprises do not properly comply with workplace health and safety regulations, and many don’t understand the scale of the risks they are taking.

  • Roll a shutter doors

    October 25, 2007 0 comment

    B&D DOORS has introduced its Roll-A-Shutter 4/100 industrial door, designed to meet the demands of the high volume multi-door warehouse and factory units market.

  • Company alliance strengthens joining solutions

    October 24, 2007 0 comment

    AN alliance has been signed between bolt tensioning company Technofast Industries and fluid and gas sealing business Klinger Limited to better facilitate a complete jointing solution for heavy maintenance projects.

  • Funding boosts Australian Made campaign

    October 24, 2007 0 comment

    THANKS to a $2.7 million Australian Government grant, the ‘Australian Made, Australian Grown’ logo is said to be soon helping more Australian exporters break into international markets.

  • Asbestos OHS gets a lift with new training course

    October 24, 2007 0 comment

    A NEW training course, Bonded Asbestos – Nominated Supervisors Training has been developed to better ensure the safety and well being of workers.

  • Solvent-free parts washer

    October 23, 2007 0 comment

    THE new range of Bio-Circle bioremedial parts washers is safe, pleasant to use, and effective. Bio-Circle uses the power of naturally occurring microbes to dispose of oils, light greases, cutting fluids, corrosion protectants and other contaminants.

  • Production logistics products

    October 23, 2007 0 comment

    FLEXLINK has introduced the new X85 conveyor platform, X85 pallet system, line control, and Youtilize software in a major step towards fulfilling its vision of becoming the first choice for production logistics

  • No space constraints for bi-fold gate

    October 23, 2007 0 comment

    LEDA-Vannaclip believes it has the first Australian-developed automated bi-fold gate. The prototypes developed thus far operate at significantly higher speeds than even high-speed track or cantilever gates.