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Class 1 and Class 2 Signs

5 May, 2022

We've all heard Class 1 or Class 2 bandied about, particularly with some recent changes to the legislation around Heavy Vehicle plates. However, they're both reflective - so why are they different, and why is Class 1 better? Class 1 Reflective is the higher grade of reflectivity, and it is identifiable by its honeycomb pattern. ...
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How Polished Are Your Emergency Procedures?

7 Apr, 2022

Emergencies happen to all of us, and it's a legal requirement for any employer to have both first aid arrangements and an emergency plan in place for all manner of problems. From fires to bombs, robberies or storms, any workplace needs plans in place for anything that could be expected to happen. Although specific requirements...
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How Long Does Your PPE Really Protect Against Chemicals?

31 Mar, 2022

Chemical PPE comes in many different forms depending on the task it's suited for, and what damaged PPE looks like will vary significantly from one case to another. Do you really know whether your chemical PPE is damaged?   The Basics Hazardous substances interact with chemical PPE in 3 key ways: Penetration, Degradation and Permeation. Each...
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Be Careful With Portable Generators

2 Mar, 2022

For one reason or another - particularly after natural disaster - you may feel the need to use a generator to supplement or replace your regular power supply. While generators can be immensely helpful for keeping your home or business running, there are many dangers to take into consideration - it's not just as simple...
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Human Error - You Can't PRevent It

17 Feb, 2022

We all work hard at preventing accidents in the industrial workplace. It’s one of the top priorities and can indeed affect the financial health of any business. When an accident does happen, whether there is property damage, production ramifications, or worker health issues or safety involved, a root cause analysis should be and normally is performed. It’s...
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Fighting Fatigue - Worn to the Bone

9 Feb, 2022

Sometimes, you just didn't sleep well, or you missed your morning coffee, or you had a meeting that just went on and on and on - but sometimes, it's fatigue, and you or your coworkers could be at serious risk. You can't just ignore it, or push through it - fatigue is a serious issue...
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How (and Why) to Choose the Best Work Boots for Any Job

2 Feb, 2022

When you put your feet up at the end of a long day, you want to feel like you accomplished something. Tired, but satisfied. Ready to do it all again tomorrow.  But a long day in the wrong boots can leave you with a sore back and aching legs by knock-off time – if you...
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Suspension Trauma - the Hidden Threat of Height Safety

1 Feb, 2022

Did you know that the dangers of a fall don't stop when your harness catches you? Even if you're at no risk of falling any further thanks to your successful fall arrest system, you're still not out of danger yet. In fact, you could have as little as five minutes before death comes knocking.  ...
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Welding Fumes Cause Cancer

27 Jan, 2022

In 2017, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified welding fumes as “carcinogenic to humans”, an upgrade on its previous 1989 status as a “possible” cancer-causing agent. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from welding was also classified as carcinogenic, while molybdenum trioxide – a chemical sometimes used in welding – was classified as possibly carcinogenic by the IARC...
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Don't Be Deaf to Noise Induced Hearing Loss

10 Jan, 2022

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is an entirely preventable yet irreversible impairment harming a considerable number of Australian workers. Affecting approximately 4700 people each year, it amounted to $41 million in workers' compensation payments and had an estimated total economic cost of around $240 million. Around 1.1 million people in Australia live with an untreated,...
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