The dangers of diesel

23 October, 2015

According to SafeWork Australia (SWA), approximately 1.2 million Australian workers were exposed to diesel exhaust in the workplace in 2011. Those at risk cover a range of occupations including drive-in booth operators, miners, construction workers, oil and gas workers, forklift drivers, loading dock workers, truck drivers, farm workers, stevedores and vehicle maintenance workers.

Reduce the cost risk of work-related injury

10 September, 2015

If work safety is not a current priority for your business, it should be. Work Safe Australia recorded two work-related deaths per 100,000 workers in a recent financial year. Work-related injury and illness was estimated to cost $60.6 billion in another financial year, 4.8% of the Australian GDP.

The new driving dangers — selfies and watching telly

13 August, 2015

Sigh. Are we really this stupid? New research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) reveals the shocking extent to which drivers use their phones and tablets to take selfies, make video calls and watch videos while driving in the United Kingdom.

Australians lead the way in roadshaming

07 August, 2015

It looks like dash cams are being put to good use in Australia with global bad driver behaviour website reporting that Aussies are the world leaders in uploading photos and videos of road users.

Text and call blockers — will they work?

20 July, 2015

It's hard to believe it's come to this, but we could soon see the introduction of a device that fits into a port under the steering wheel of all cars manufactured post-1996, designed to block incoming calls and text messages while the car engine is on. It seems that drivers cannot be trusted to resist the temptation to text.

2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference

17 July, 2015

The inaugural Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2015) is being held on Queensland's Gold Coast from 14-16 October 2015. A joint initiative of the Australiasian College of Road Safety, Austroads and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), the event is a response to the United Nationals call for a Decade of Action on Road Safety.

Airbag disaster worsens

29 June, 2015

Things are not improving in the Takata airbag disaster. The product recall has become the largest ever in Australia and it now has the potential to turn into a legal stoush, according to reports in Sydney's The Daily Telegraph.

Keep your eyes on the road

17 June, 2015

We all know the dangers of mobile phone use and driving, but not all distractions are equal. Here's how to minimise the risks.

The changing face of airbag technology

03 June, 2015

The Australian Accident Repair Network (AARN) is reporting that new airbag technology being tested by Mercedes could potentially change the face of in-car safety systems.

Pro-Val Hazguard coveralls

11 May, 2015

The Pro-Val Hazguard VB coverall is made from breathable microporous fabric on the front, legs and arms. The vented blue back (down to waistline), the rear of the hood and the crotch are made from cooling SMS, providing increased ventilation and a high level of comfort.

Fatality Free Friday

08 May, 2015

Road safety is a complex issue and it is impossible to find one single key to reducing road trauma. Since its inception in 2007, the Fatality Free Friday (FFF) campaign has expanded its operation and is now recognised as Australia's only national community-based road safety program.

World Safety Day - 28 April

24 April, 2015

World Safety Day is celebrated on the 28th of April around the world as a day where the occupational health and safety of workers is recognised. Workers, employers and governments take this day to remember and prioritise the importance of a health and safety culture.

App tackles 'morning after' drink driving

16 April, 2015

The UK-based Road Safety Academy GB has launched a new app that enables drivers to calculate roughly when the alcohol they have drunk will have passed through their body. The 'Morning After Calculator' aims to help assess whether motorists are potentially still over the limit after a night out.

Raise awareness on Workers' Memorial Day

09 April, 2015

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers' Memorial Day, and Safe Work Australia is asking Australians to remember those who have died because of workplace incidents and disease and help prevent future deaths by raising the awareness of work health and safety.

Safety recall: protective eyewear

25 March, 2015

3M Australia has issued a product recall on the Secure Fit Eyewear 200 Series SF201AF-AS Clear Lens, Anti-Fog Coating protective eyewear product. The eyewear is also a component of the 3M Asbestos/Dust Respirator Kit 7535.

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