• GreenTek™ gloves have just got greener

    March 7, 2024

    Our GreenTek range has just got greener, continuing our mission to innovate sustainably within the safety industry. Originally recognized for transforming recycled plastic bottles into high-quality polyester yarn, which constitutes up to 50% of each glove pair, we’re delighted to announce an incredible milestone in our journey toward sustainability: our latest GreenTek™ glove range has been officially […]

  • Safe Work Australia release welding fumes update

    January 31, 2024

    Welding fumes The workplace exposure standard (WES) for welding fumes (not otherwise classified) has been reduced from 5 mg/m3 to 1 mg/m3. Who is at risk of exposure to welding fumes?  Workers undertaking welding processes are at risk of exposure to welding fumes. However, other persons at the workplace may also be exposed to welding fumes. […]

  • NXG gloves are now all BSI certified to new 2020 Australian Glove Standards

    January 18, 2022

    By certifying with BSI, Safety Mate demonstrates to users of our NXG gloves, that they not only use industry-respected best practices but also choose to work with the organisation that developed many of these standards. As a highly trusted global regulator, BSI tests products against industry recognised standards. In a world where safety is of […]

  • A new standard for improving mental health in the workplace

    May 6, 2021

    There’s a new standard for managing risk at work. And it’s all about ensuring the psychological health and wellbeing of our workforce. ISO 45003 is due to be published in 2021 and will provide frameworks for organisations to effectively understand and manage employee mental health. Mental health in the workplace The COVID-19 pandemic, among other […]


    March 1, 2021

    SAFETY MATE HAS LAUNCHED THEIR NEW BLACK DOG CUT D GLOVE TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE BLACK DOG INSTITUTE   Mental health is becoming widely acknowledged as an important component in business stability, workforce and even productivity. 20% of Australians will experience symptoms of mental illness each year. The Black Dog Institute is a […]

  • Hand Hygiene

    February 10, 2021

    How clean are your new safety gloves? Did you know gloves can be exposed to contaminants during the manufacturing process if a factory doesn’t prioritise cleanliness in production? Every component is tested for harmful substances to ensure your workers’ health is protected.  The Sanitized® anti-microbial treatment is a further step to ensure your workers’ health […]


    January 14, 2021

    Safety Mate has always been serious about preventing hand injuries. That’s why we brought a new standard of glove to the Australian market. Now Australian standards are catching up. The new standard (AS/NZS 2161.3:2020) was published in December 2020 and key features include: more accurate simulation of real life cut dangers an additional cut (TDM-100) […]

  • Riley Navigator has arrived – Safety Eyewear Never Looked So Good

    January 13, 2021

    Innovative yet iconic, the Riley Navigator offers a stylish solution to safety eye protection. The unique 4-base curve design combines classic contemporary sunglass styling with full safety features, allowing workers to enjoy all the style of the beach with the protection required in their workplace. Finished with a premium coating, the Navigator is available in […]

  • Extended wear of SW disposable nitrile gloves

    October 30, 2020

    Overview   SW® continues to make investments in manufacturing, hand health technologies, and testing processes to provide high quality performance products that alleviate the issues associated with wearing single-use gloves. This enables us to raise the bar of single-use nitrile glove expectations. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in PPE shortages and significant price increases. Recently, SW […]

  • SU Glove Biodegradability Testing Methods

    October 30, 2020

    More businesses are focused on providing environmentally friendly products, and consumers are educating themselves about the companies they support. By Cheryl Reep View article on OH&S Online In the past year, my colleagues and I at SW® have seen a growing interest and commitment to the environment at both the business and consumer levels. More […]

  • Global Disposable Glove market outlook for Q4 2020 – Q&A with SW

    October 30, 2020

    As we are entering the fourth quarter of this incredibly challenging and dynamic year, we have asked Celia Bu, SW Procurement Manager, and Catherine Tang, SW Global Customer Care Logistic Manager, to discuss the questions that their teams are receiving from our customers. What is the status of the market today? CATHERINE: At the beginning […]

  • Will your safety gloves meet the new australian standard?

    October 14, 2020

    Safety Mate has always been serious about preventing hand injuries. That’s why we brought a new standard of glove to the Australian market. Now Australian standards are catching up. The proposed 2020 standard will include: more accurate simulation of real life cut dangers an additional cut (TDM-100) rating and an optional impact rating Australian standards […]

  • Komatsu WA choose Riley Eyewear as their preferred safety eyewear brand

    October 6, 2020

    We would like to thank Komatsu for their professionalism and engagement during the comprehensive trials we undertook with them to get our Riley Eyewear specified. And thanks for the awesome testimonial below. Coming from a global company of their calibre means a lot to us! “As Regional Safety Manager for Komatsu I made the decision to obtain the […]


    June 10, 2020

    It’s time to level up! NXG’s CUT D LITE is the new benchmark for cut resistant gloves. The NXG™ Cut D Lite stands above the crowd and represents outstanding value for money. It is also one of the very few high level cut resistant gloves, that features touchscreen compatibility for modern workplaces, so workers don’t […]

  • SW Safety Solutions Receives Global Dermatological Accreditation from Skin Health Alliance

    May 20, 2020

    July 12, 2017 – Union City, CA – SW Safety Solutions Inc., the personal protective equipment industry leader in providing high quality, comfortable and durable single-use hand protection solutions announces the company’s full suite of branded products have received global dermatological accreditation from the Skin Health Alliance (SHA). “It is truly a significant accomplishment for […]