Monthly Archives: July 2012

Healthy lifestyles… and asbestos?

Does anyone see anything ironic here? Life. Be in it.  is a healthly lifestyle initiative.  Below is a very old promotional sticker.  By the look of it, the healthly lifestyle initiative was once sponsored by James Hardie Industries, a maker … Continue reading

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School crossings designed backwards

Maze or chicane fences are used in workplaces and on the road to slow pedestrians at a crossing. This example is at a school on a highway in Australia.  There are fences either side to concentrate the pedestrians at one … Continue reading

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Swimming pools – complex enclosures with hidden areas

Here is an example of the problem with the swimming pool standards.  The enclosure can meet the standard and include the entire backyard, multiple access, hidden places, outbuildings, cubby houses, tool sheds, etc.  The problem is known but the requirement … Continue reading

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Let’s get serious about swimming pool fences

The standards for swimming pools need a review*.  The number and type of access points and current scope for enclosure creativity need a rethink.  At the moment there can be house doors, pool gates and even house windows that ajoin … Continue reading

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Horsham grain auger accident – a new concept for prevention

A Victorian court convicted a grain operator after a grain auger accident in 2010.  See the reports below in the Wimmera Mail-Times and from Worksafe Victoria.  http://www.mailtimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/laharum-bulk-handling-cops-50000-fine/2599790.aspx http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/wsinternet/worksafe/sitetools/news/horsham+company+fined+over+silo+incident According to the reports the injured was working in a grain silo with … Continue reading

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