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 Tools 2019-01-18T02:43:33+00:00
24 09, 2018

EcoTek™ Biodegradability Technology

2018-09-24T03:51:29+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 Technology 2018-09-24T03:51:29+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 applications 2018-09-06T06:54:57+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
10 08, 2018

Five things all employers should know about Australian Height Safety Laws

2018-08-10T02:23:40+00:00

Working at height is one of the leading causes of fatalities and major injuries in the workplace. ‘Working at height’ means working in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. In Australia, falls account for about 11% of deaths in the [...]

Five things all employers should know about Australian Height Safety Laws 2018-08-10T02:23:40+00:00
28 01, 2018

Importance of following correct test procedures prior to electrification of assets

2018-01-28T21:29:13+00:00

Ausgrid have issued a ASP Safety alert 3rd January 2018 https://www.ausgrid.com.au/-/media/Files/Industry/ASP/SafetyAlerts/SA02_18-Importance-of-following-correct-test-procedures.pdf  Key Messages Where installing or altering contestable connection assets within Ausgrid’s network area, ASP’s must ensure that those assets have been correctly tested in accordance to network standard requirements prior to electrification Background Whilst performing pre-commissioning testing on a new low voltage (LV) network [...]

Importance of following correct test procedures prior to electrification of assets 2018-01-28T21:29:13+00:00
25 01, 2018

NSW Mine dangerous incident

2018-01-25T02:59:19+00:00

Dangerous incident | SInNot 2018/00064 Summary: A maintenance contractor was fault finding on a mobile crusher while it was running. The crusher was empty at the time and a jaw plate had become loose. The plate was thrown about 15 m into the air. It then hit the control panel hatch that the contractor was [...]

NSW Mine dangerous incident 2018-01-25T02:59:19+00:00
24 01, 2018

WORKERS URGED TO STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT

2018-01-24T00:21:55+00:00

Temperatures are expected to soar this week in many parts of the state.  Fatigue and heat stress are major causes of injury in hot conditions Heat can reduce a worker's performance and productivity, plus increase the chance of injury by reducing the ability to concentrate, recognise risks and communicate effectively. Heat related claims are at a [...]

WORKERS URGED TO STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT 2018-01-24T00:21:55+00:00
15 01, 2018

Worker received an electric shock from computer power cord

2018-01-15T02:24:08+00:00

Background Recently a worker received an electric shock while unplugging a computer to move it to another work station. The worker touched the live pins of the plug top as they removed the cord from the power socket on a power board. Although the worker was not seriously injured, the potential for serious injury is [...]

Worker received an electric shock from computer power cord 2018-01-15T02:24:08+00:00
15 01, 2018

Electrical hazards when working in ceiling spaces

2018-01-24T00:26:05+00:00

http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/news/safety-alert/electrical-hazards-when-working-in-ceiling-spaces Safety Alert | 11/12/2017 This alert reminds both electrical and non-electrical workers of the risks of electric shock when entering ceiling spaces of properties. Electric shock arising from contact with damaged or exposed energised (live) wiring or equipment could lead to serious injury or death. BACKGROUND Recently, a licenced electrician died when undertaking electrical [...]

Electrical hazards when working in ceiling spaces 2018-01-24T00:26:05+00:00