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Introducing the G-Flex AirTouch and G-Flex T-touch Gloves

If you are looking for the latest in hand protection technology, then look no further than Elliotts’ latest edition to the G-Flex product range, the G-Flex Dynamax AirTouch and the G-Flex Dynamax T-To...

Choosing the Right Cut Resistant Glove

As much as we’d prefer they didn’t, accidents do happen and they can have a huge negative impact on your workers. From minor injuries to severe pain, from a managerial perspective, accidents disrupt production and can be very expensive. Worst case scenarios include diminished worker morale and productivity, major legal costs and sanctions from regulatory bodies.

Educating and persuading employees to wear personal protective gear (PPE) is one of the best ways to avoid small accidents. It’s better to invest in safety equipment and sustain a positive workplace image than it is to neglect workers and have to spend money covering injury-related costs.

GingerCloud Update

Plenty has happened over the past month and we are very excited to give you an update of our charity of choice, GingerCloud Foundation.

First and foremost, 11th June marked the ending of the 2016 MPR season…and boy did it end with a bang! The Modified Rugby Program (MRP) is an event run by the GingerCloud Foundation for boys and girls with learning and perceptual disabilities. Held at the Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, the annual MRP End of Season Carnival was a fantastic event with a surprise visit from the Qantas Wallabies.

Black Lung – What is it and how it affecting Queensland miners

Last month marked the eighth Queensland miner to be diagnosed with Black Lung since May last year. So what is black lung? Why has it suddenly remerged, and how can we control it?

Black Lung –also known as pneumoconiosis - is a chronic, irreversible lung disease caused by the inhalation and accumulation of coal dust in the lungs.

Coal workers with Black Lung typically show symptoms of shortness of breath and a chronic cough, but with further exposure and time the disease may progress to a more severe form known as progressive massive fibrosis.