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Western Australian companies in the manufacturing industry have agreed to share their experiences in practical noise control management, to enable more workplaces achieve the 85 dB(A) exposure...
WorkSafe
Information
16 May 2014
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of correctly locking out the free fall controls on mobile cranes fitted with this feature.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
Edgers are used in most workplaces that have lawns and employ gardeners. Edgers can be used for long periods of time and can exceed 85 dB(A). Hearing protection is required for operators of edgers...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Brushcutters are widely used by gardeners. They vary in size, power and quality. Some lightweight units are common around schools and parks. Heavy-duty powerful units are used by some specialists...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Demonstration engines used in training situations consist of an automobile engine mounted in a frame complete with an ignition system, fuel lines, radiator and associated piping, exhaust system and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
The noise levels of bench and pedestal grinders vary with the type of work being performed on the tool. Larger pieces of metal such as 50 mm angle iron will produce much more noise (typically 105 dB(...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Electric drills vary in noise output according to type. Hammer drills produce the highest noise levels because of their impact function. The quality and method of construction of the drill also...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Angle grinders are used extensively in the metalworking and panel beating areas and can be used for wood carving when equipped with an "Arbortech" woodcarving disc. Other accessories such as...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Hand held belt sanders range in noise level from 92 to 103 dB(A). The noise levels are directly affected by the quality and condition of the tool. The free running noise level of a belt sander is...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Orbital sanders range in noise level quite dramatically, the quietest currently being the Festo and ELU brands (80-82 dB(A)). The noise levels are directly affected by the quality and condition of...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Challenging behaviour is any behaviour that causes significant distress or danger to the person of concern or others. It can include an outburst of aggression, or resistant type behaviour by clients...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
14 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards. The hazard identification tools were developed following interviews with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
13 May 2014

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