12 12, 2019

Why your organisation needs an asbestos management plan

2019-12-17T05:17:13+00:00

As noted by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, over 4,000 Australian deaths per year are caused by exposure to asbestos. These naturally occurring silicate minerals can cause pleural disease, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Up until being banned in 2003, Australia had one of the highest rates of asbestos usage. As a result, material [...]

Why your organisation needs an asbestos management plan2019-12-17T05:17:13+00:00
9 12, 2019

20 common places in buildings that may contain asbestos

2019-12-09T09:41:57+00:00

Electricians are ten-times more likely to die from asbestos exposure than the normal person. That’s why it is important for every electrical worker to know about the different types of asbestos, the different forms of material the fibrous silicate minerals are found in and where it is commonly located in buildings. There are several different [...]

20 common places in buildings that may contain asbestos2019-12-09T09:41:57+00:00
2 04, 2019

What you need to know about asbestos in Australia

2019-04-02T07:05:58+00:00

As asbestos poses significant health risks to those who come into contact with it, it is a highly-regulated substance in Australia. From the laws surrounding it to how to safely manage it, here’s what you need to know about asbestos in Australia. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibre that is soft and flexible, [...]

What you need to know about asbestos in Australia2019-04-02T07:05:58+00:00
2 04, 2019

Most common causes of slips, trips and falls in the workplace

2019-04-02T06:56:13+00:00

As employers have a duty of care to provide a safe workplace for their staff, it’s important to understand what dangers your workplace poses. If you’re working in construction or trade services, that means looking out for any hazards that could cause slips, trips and falls. Here are some of the most common causes of [...]

Most common causes of slips, trips and falls in the workplace2019-04-02T06:56:13+00:00
18 02, 2019

Working On or Near Exposed Energised Conductors Policy

2019-02-18T22:26:18+00:00

Background Workplace Health & Safety is a fundamental tenet of the electrical contracting industry. Safety in the workplace is a priority for NECA, given the nature of the work carried out by electrical industry employees whilst working on the construction, maintenance or repair of homes and buildings. The potential workplace dangers for workers within the [...]

Working On or Near Exposed Energised Conductors Policy2019-02-18T22:26:18+00:00
18 02, 2019

Arc Flash Protection

2019-02-18T22:23:19+00:00

Introduction When working, testing or fault finding on energised electrical equipment, a fault current of up to 20 times the rated current of the supply transformer can flow for short duration during fault conditions. Arcs can have the energy to cause an explosion and/or melt metallic switchboard cubicles and equipment. Arcs may cause severe burns [...]

Arc Flash Protection2019-02-18T22:23:19+00:00
18 01, 2019

The Dangers of Falling Tools

2019-01-18T02:43:33+00:00

Between 2012 and 2016, there was a total of 122 fatalities caused by falling objects.   Objects dropped from height have the ability to quickly generate impact force. Not only can the initial impact of a dropped object cause harm by penetrating the body, it can also ricochet and turn into a projectile, creating a [...]

The Dangers of Falling Tools2019-01-18T02:43:33+00:00
24 09, 2018

EcoTek™ Biodegradability Technology

2020-02-24T10:12:15+00:00

EcoTek™ is an important technology SW has developed in support of global sustainability initiatives. The new technology dramatically accelerates biodegradability of our nitrile gloves ultimately in landfills.   Gloves are the Same, Only Better: SW nitrile gloves updated with EcoTek Biodegradability Technology deliver the same performance and comfort as the non-EcoTek gloves, but are rapidly [...]

EcoTek™ Biodegradability Technology2020-02-24T10:12:15+00:00
6 09, 2018

The importance of specialist hand protection in custodial and janitorial applications

2018-09-06T06:54:57+00:00

Cleaning professionals, including custodial staff and janitors working in residential, commercial and industrial environments, are at constant risk of injury and illness because of routine exposure to dangerous chemical substances. Employers are obliged to ensure a safe workplace that minimises present risks, so safety policy should: stipulate the use of less hazardous chemical solutions (where [...]

The importance of specialist hand protection in custodial and janitorial applications2018-09-06T06:54:57+00:00
14 08, 2018

Why is NECA involved with ARC rated clothing?

2018-08-14T02:45:43+00:00

One of our member’s employees Patrick was injured on 4th October 2012 when he accidentally created a short circuit which propagated into an Arc Flash and suffered burns to 95% of his body, after a clothing fire. He died on 6th January 2013 as a result of complications of burns. He had a wife and [...]

Why is NECA involved with ARC rated clothing?2018-08-14T02:45:43+00:00