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Managing Machinery Leaks

14 Aug, 2019

Managing Machinery Leaks - Cleaning and Prevention (Information provided by Envirosmart) Machinery leaks can happen at any time on any given day. The majority of leaks often stem from parts such as hoses, hydraulics or pipes. This can range from an annoying drip to a disastrous flow of messy liquid resulting in loss of productivity with...
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Fall Prevention Control Measures Required in the Construction Industry

17 Jul, 2019

Fall Prevention Control Measures Required in the Construction Industry (Information provided by WorkSafeQLD) The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (the WHS Regulation) sets out the specific control measures that are required where there is a risk of a fall of at least: three metres in housing construction work two metres in other construction work. It is important...
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Stop the Drops - Drop Prevention

19 Jun, 2019

The Importance of Drop Prevention (Information provided by Pryme) When you're working at heights, you know you need your height safety equipment. You set up your harnesses and your lanyards, you make sure your anchors are secure, and you know you're safe. However, it's not just you that can fall from up there - your...
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Caring For Safety Helmets

13 Jun, 2019

Head Protection - It's a no-brainer! (information provided by 3M Safety) What is the purpose of the human brain? As you well may know, it is the centre of our nervous system and responsible for controlling our bodily functions. Without it we could not breathe, read, play, love, remember...the list is endless. It’s fair to say...
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Safeguarding Against the Effects of Agricultural Chemical Exposure

17 Apr, 2019

Safeguarding Against the Effects of Agricultural Chemical Exposure (Information provided by Ansell) Workplaces have a great variety of safety risks inherent to their design, and some workplaces have overlap in these risks. A notable example is the threat of exposure to 'agrichemicals' (agricultural chemicals), which, unlike the name would imply, are not restricted to purely agricultural...
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Australian Heat Stress - The Dangers, Symptoms and Prevention Measures

6 Mar, 2019

Australian Heat Stress - The Dangers, Symptoms and Prevention Measures (Information provided by Thorzt) With Australia consistently setting new records for extreme temperatures around the country, knowing how to stay cool and hydrated is more important than ever. Studies have called heatwaves our deadliest natural hazard, but the message from authorities to take them seriously is not getting through. ...
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Toolbox Talks

29 Jan, 2019

Are Toolbox Safety Talks required? How to run a successful one (information provided by ProChoice) What are Toolbox Safety Talks?: Businesses are legally required to ensure the health and safety of their workers, and toolbox safety talks are a popular and proven step in helping fulfil that requirement. They provide an excellent forum for employers to...
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How To Choose A Spill Kit

13 Dec, 2018

How To Choose A Spill Kit (information provided by Global Spill Control) At some point in time, nearly every industrial facility must deal with leaks and spills of liquids. In order to minimise the impact these spills have on equipment, personnel, your facility, and the environment, you must have an action plan that will prevent spills...
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Respiratory Protection for Silica Exposure

22 Oct, 2018

RCS - Respirable Crystalline Sillica (information provided by Moldex) What is RCS?: Respirable Crystalline Silica is a product of, among many tasks, cutting, sawing, griding, drilling, polishing, crushing, or even dry sweeping products that contain crystalline silica (quartz) such as concrete, mortar, brick, and other cement-based materials to name a few. RCS particles are not always...
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Are You Cleaning Your Height Safety Gear Properly?

16 Mar, 2018

The following article from Safety Solutions gives some tips about appropriate cleaning of height safety harnesses. "In order to increase the life and compliance of height safety PPE, the equipment should be regularly cleaned. Regular cleaning will also minimise odour build-up, as well as removing any potentially degrading materials, and can improve user compliance. However,...
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