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Head-first into High-visibility: New hi-viz helmets
01/09/14 - A new type of electronic tape is lighting the way for improved worker safety.
M&E NSW 2014 Preview: Multipurpose gloves
Supplier news
29/08/14 - Ansell will showcase a range of multipurpose gloves featuring liquid repellence technology for hand protection and grip in a wide range of industries.
Ansell profit falls by 70%
18/08/14 - Protective clothing and condom maker Ansell has posted a 70 per cent fall in full-year net profit, following pre-flagged restructuring costs.
Tyvek suits reduce risks associated with handling asbestos
Supplier news
27/06/14 - Due to its smooth surface and antistatic treatment Tyvek prevents particles from adhering to the coverall.
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.
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.
Mt Lyell operations suspended until further notice
11/12/13 - Production remains on hold at Copper Mines of Tasmania’s Mount Lyell operation, following the death of two workers on Monday.
Traumatised workers receive counselling following contractor fatality
06/12/13 - Counselling efforts are continuing at GlencoreXstrata’s Ravensworth open cut mine following a fatal accident on site over the weekend.
The coverall is designed specifically for jobs where there are specifically hot frontal hazard exposures.
Supplier news
28/11/13 - DuPont has launched the Tyvek coverall, designed specifically for hot environments and for jobs where there are specifically frontal hazard exposures.
How safe are your workers? Five steps to take when choosing safe PPE
14/11/13 - Standards certifier SAI Global is urging employers and site managers to evaluate the effectiveness of their personal protection equipment.
Phone found in injured driver's truck
13/11/13 - It is understood a mobile phone has been uncovered from the wreck of a haul truck involved in the accident on FMG's Christmas Creek site last month.

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