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Health and Safety – protecting the workforce
In an ideal world there would be no accidents or issues involving health and safety in the workplace. However, reducing the risks not only makes business sense, but there is legislation at both federal and state level that incorporates health and safety in the workplace.

Injuries and medical conditions that staff can incur within industrial environments include fatigue, falls, sprains, strains, trips, machine entanglements, stress and mental health issues.

A lot of these complaints can be alleviated by having occupational health and safety strategies in place. A key ingredient in this equation is making sure workers have access to the latest, compliant equipment – this includes fluoro gear, boots, hard hats, gloves, goggles, slip-resistant mats and a range of other equipment.

If you have the correct strategies and equipment in place for the health and safety of workers expect to find improvements in productivity and downtime, as well as a reduction in staff absenteeism.
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Supplier news
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Perth factory fire under control
10/06/14 - Fire fighters have brought a blaze in a tyre factory in the Perth suburb of Bayswater under control.
Hexagon acquires SAFEmine
17/03/14 - Collision avoidance Systems company SAFEMine has been acquired by technology company Hexagon AB.
Tackling non-conforming products
19/02/14 - Non-conforming products raise questions about quality and safety; and pose commercial challenges for those who play by the rules.
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Supplier news
06/02/14 - Ensuring safe working temperatures on site is paramount during the summer months, Fanmaster explains how to beat the heat without slowing production.
Signet launch the new Your Buyers Guide.
Supplier news
05/02/14 - Signet launch the new Your Buyers Guide.
Miner sustains crush injury, trapped for over an hour
29/01/14 - A Queensland coal miner has sustained serious crush injuries after his arm became pinned in a cable reeler for over an hour before help arrived.
Judge orders retrial of miner's death
24/01/14 - Prosecutors have successfully appealed for the 2008 death of an apprentice on BHP Billiton’s Yandi mine to be retried.
The new Signet website is launched
Supplier news
17/01/14 - Signet is proud to announce the launch of its new website.
Miner tests positive for meth, loses unfair dismissal claim
14/01/14 - A miner has lost his claim for unfair dismissal after he was fired for lying about his drug use.
Alexium has developed a solution that overcomes many of the technical limitations of FRPs.
14/01/14 - Alexium has developed another halogen-free treatment package to flame retard standard polyester fabrics in non-apparel applications.
Dozens of crush injuries prompts call for vigilance
13/01/14 - Almost four dozen people have suffered crush injuries at work, WorkCover NSW research has revealed.

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