Do your bit for National Safe Work Month

19 August, 2016

Australian companies that take part in National Safe Work Month this October could receive a reward worth $5000 from Safe Work Australia (SWA) for their troubles.

Safety seminars on the go

16 August, 2016

A new range of virtual seminars from Safe Work Australia (SWA) will make it possible to ensure you are up to date on all things safety, even when you're out in the field. Due for release in October, the series will be available to watch at any time, anywhere on your mobile device.

New studies reveal risks of carcinogens in the workplace

06 June, 2016

Safe Work Australia has released three new reports that investigate the likelihood of workers' potential exposure to 38 known or suspected carcinogens found in Australian workplaces, including UV radiation, environmental tobacco smoke, diesel engine exhaust and wood dust.

Toyota invests in telematics

18 May, 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyotal Financial Services have established a US joint venture company with Japan-based Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance. The company will develop products that analyse driver behaviour for the purpose of establishing car insurance rates.

Voice-guided vehicles distracting

10 May, 2016

As voice-guided driving becomes more commonplace, a new study shows that adding a personal voice to vehicles can actually cause more accidents.

Wingmate personal breathalysers

06 May, 2016

The Wingmate range of breathalysers from Andatech is aimed at users wanting reliability and accuracy on a lower budget.

Road Safety Week targets distraction

02 May, 2016

An 11% spike in the Australian road toll over the last 12 months is behind a call for the nation's motorists to 'Stop Driving Blind'. In the last year alone, 1200 Australians have lost their lives and 30,000 were seriously injured on our roads, with in-car distraction being identified as a leading cause of crashes.

The truth about speed limits

29 April, 2016

Is a speed limit set in stone, or is there a tolerance? According to a recent article published by the NRMA, drivers on NSW roads commonly hold a belief that police will turn a blind eye to infringements whereby motorists are caught doing less than 10 km/h above the speed limit. The association gets to the bottom of the issue.

Milwaukee Gen 6 heated M12 workwear

21 April, 2016

The Gen 6 heated M12 workwear line from Milwaukee includes the 3-in-1 Ripstop Jacket and Ripstop vest, a redesigned women's heated jacket and improved run-time across the range.

React Sidekick personal panic button

18 April, 2016

The React Sidekick personal panic button enables wearers to reach a wide network in the event of an emergency.

Where is the workplace line drawn?

08 April, 2016

The parameters around workplace safety may seem cut and dried, but a recent ruling may challenge what constitutes a 'workplace', according to an article published by the Health and Safety Bulletin.

Policing low-level speeding more than revenue raising

18 March, 2016

The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) is hosting a webinar on Friday 31 March on low-level speeding and the impact on safety. While policing of low-level speeding is widely disputed within the community and often seen as a revenue-raising exercise, evidence increasingly suggests that enforcing speed limits delivers greater overall road safety.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Unitor inflatable life jacket

15 March, 2016

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has launched a life jacket specially designed to safeguard workers in offshore environments. The Unitor Inflatable Lifejacket features a 170 N buoyancy rating and a Hammar automatic hydrostatic release system. While designed specifically for rugged conditions, it is also allows for free movement and is lightweight.

Can headphones save lives?

08 February, 2016

New headphone technology that is claimed "could significantly improve road safety and save lives" has been developed by American audio manufacturer Harman, according to the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) website.

Last call for input into standards for workplace exposure to hazardous chemicals

14 December, 2015

The public consultation process on exposure standards for hazardous chemicals used in workplaces closes this Friday, 18 December.

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