- 3d printing
- aluminium smelter
- Australian supply chain
- carbon footprint
- carbon nanotubes
- car manufacturing
- critical minerals
- Electric Cars
- free trade agreement
- Hong Kong
- intellectual property
- Lithium Australia
- Matt Canavan
- Maureen Dougherty
- monash university
- New Zealand
- Performance of Manufacturing Index
- Rio Tinto
- supply chain
- More support announced for renewable energy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.