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5 Signs You Should Replace Your Safety Glasses

21 Jan, 2021

While the Australian Standards do not indicate a set replacement schedule for protective eyewear, at some point your safety glasses will need to be replaced. Whether it’s from normal wear and tear, or changes to your circumstances, here are five signs that it’s time to replace your safety specs.   1. You have recently changed...
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What to Look For in a Full-Body Harness

14 Jan, 2021

Once it’s been established that there is a requirement to work at height, the right work methods need to be developed and suitable fall protection equipment selected for the job at hand. The most crucial element of someone’s personal protective equipment is the full-body harness, which connects the worker to the fall protection system. Of...
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Fit Tests In Detail

6 Jan, 2021

If you work in any field that requires Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE), you will need your equipment to undergo fit testing. This is especially important in industries such as construction, mining or agriculture, as they can have a high exposure to airborne contaminants, potentially leading to lung disease. What is Fit Testing? A “fit test” tests the seal between...
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Don't Be Deaf to Noise Induced Hearing Loss

10 Dec, 2020

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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Christmas & New Year Trading

7 Dec, 2020

Merry Christmas from Taylor Safety Equipment! The entire team at Taylor Safety Equipment has a lot to be thankful for this year, so we wanted to reach out and thank you for all of your support over the last 12 months. 2020 has been a year full of challenges as we all know, but has also severely...
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Heat Stress and You

2 Dec, 2020

With summer dawning on us, and the sweltering heat already beginning to set in, it's about time to hide away in air-conditioned offices and pretend we don't notice it. Unfortunately, that's not an option for everybody, so we've assembled some information to help you beat the heat this summer season.   What is heat stress?...
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Asbestos lurks in more places than you'd think

25 Nov, 2020

What's asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral found in nature that is made up of millions of fibres. Until the mid to late 1980s, asbestos was included in building materials because it’s resistant to heat and corrosion. Asbestos was also included in plant and equipment manufactured and imported up to 2003. Asbestos is still commonly used...
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike anytime. Are you prepared?

18 Nov, 2020

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of sudden death in Australia, ahead of prostate cancer, bowel cancer, breast cancer and road deaths. Over 30,000 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest every single year and 75% of these occur outside of the hospital setting. A significant proportion of these fatalities occur in...
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What Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Means and How to Calculate It

11 Nov, 2020

The global importance of Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) has grown substantially in the process industries over the years. However, SIL is still a somewhat ambiguous concept that often is misinterpreted and incorrectly implemented. In order to fully understand SIL and its implications, it is important to grasp the overarching concept known as Functional Safety, and how...
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Eye Injuries: Have Foresight For Sight

4 Nov, 2020

An alarming number of all reported eye injuries occur in the workplace, ranging from mild eye strain to more severe injuries with the potential to cause permanent damage, vision loss and blindness. Protecting workers from eye injuries can be a challenge. However, with the use of proper eyewear, it is estimated that 90% of recorded...
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