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Staying compliant: how lab scrubs meet industry regulations and standards

20 October, 2023

Australian companies involved in any lab work have to see to it that their lab scrubs meet industry standards and regulations to be considered safe, foolproof and effective.

Shocking truths: tips for lab technicians to handle electrical hazards

12 September, 2023

This article discusses some of the most well-known electrical hazards lab technicians face, as well as how they can handle electrical accidents safely and responsibly.

Choosing the right PPE for scientists and other lab personnel

05 September, 2023 by Nick Warrick*

How can employers ensure their workers have everything they need to protect their health and wellbeing? Here is what you need to look out for.

Safetyware Cryogenic Gloves

28 August, 2023

Safetyware's Cryogenic Gloves enable users to protect their hands and arms when working in hazardous and ultra-cold environments.

3D printing helps customise N95 respirators for a better fit

28 June, 2023

Medical experts have developed a low-cost way to customise N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) for health workers working on the frontline of the pandemic.

Face masks can be 'recharged'

08 May, 2023

By using a special circuit and a conductive plate, a large and uniform voltage distribution recharges the mask in about one minute.

Nasal spray provides effective COVID-19 protection

03 April, 2023

A newly developed molecule affords effective protection against coronavirus infection when sprayed into the nose, even after a few hours of exposure.

Smart mask tracks respiratory sounds for disease identification

01 February, 2023

The smart mask utilises a high-sensitivity, wide-bandwidth flexible sensor that can detect and record daily human respiratory activity, such as breathing, coughing and speaking.

Safer Labs for SPREE

01 December, 2022

To maintain its benchmark in photovoltaic and renewable energy research, UNSW's School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering required a Life Safety System (LSS) upgrade.

Bioelectronic face mask detects respiratory viruses in minutes

05 October, 2022

Scientists have created a face mask that can detect common respiratory viruses, including influenza and SARS-CoV-2, in the air in droplets or aerosols.

Self-sterilising plastic film kills viruses using room light

15 September, 2022

The film is coated with a thin layer of particles that absorb UV light and produce reactive oxygen species (ROS). These kill viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

Moisture-trapping film reduces heat stress in protective suits

04 April, 2022

The super-hygroscopic material enhances sweat evaporation within a personal protective suit, to create a cooling effect for better thermal comfort.

Face masks help prevent virus spread, but cloth is inferior

08 March, 2022

Researchers have developed a new theoretical model to better assess the risks of spreading viruses such as COVID-19 — with and without a face mask.

CSIRO warns against spraying face masks with sanitiser

01 March, 2022

With face masks remaining a regular feature for most Australians, there may be a temptation to extend a mask's life by spraying it with sanitiser between uses.

'Smart' face mask knows when CO2 limits are exceeded

09 February, 2022

The FFP2 face mask notifies the user via their smartphone when the permitted carbon dioxide (CO2) limits inside the mask are exceeded.

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