Hazardous goods

Chemical safety advice during National Farm Safety Week

19 July, 2017 by | Supplied by: Employsure Pty Ltd

This week is National Farm Safety Week, so it's a good time to ensure your workplace is compliant, safe and secure when it comes to chemicals on your farm or site.

Workplace exposure standards under review

04 July, 2017 by

Safe Work Australia (SWA) is currently reviewing exposure standards to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous, scientific approach.

Mapping out asbestos in WA

03 July, 2017 by

Researchers at Curtin University have developed a free app that aims to map the prevalence of asbestos in homes across Western Australia and help home renovators identify potentially deadly risk.

Water blasting asbestos draws SafeWork rebuke

31 May, 2017 by

High-pressure water blasters have been used by tradespeople to clean asbestos roofs, prompting a warning to be issued by SafeWork NSW.

Asbestos petition presented in Geneva

04 May, 2017 by

A global petition against the asbestos industry has been delivered to the president of the COP Rotterdam Convention.

Lack of risk control leads to drowning at port

26 April, 2017 by

The drowning death of a South Port New Zealand visitor during 2015 was preventable, according to WorkSafe New Zealand.

Fluid Components International FS10i flow switch/monitor

11 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

The Fluid Components International (FCI) FS10i flow switch/monitor is designed for operation in rugged industrial processes.

Asbestos removal fast-tracked for flood-damaged properties

05 April, 2017 by

The five-day asbestos removal work notification period has been waived by SafeWork NSW, to allow for a swift clean-up of asbestos from storm-damaged properties in northeast NSW.

BradyJet J5000 colour label printer

29 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Brady Australia Pty Ltd

The BradyJet J5000 colour label printer creates photo-quality colour labels for indoor use in a single pass, while reducing label supply inventory and waste.

Health and environment concerns over Holden plant

17 March, 2017 by

As the Elizabeth site for the Holden plant goes to market, the Australian Greens are calling for a clean-up plan to be established for the plant and surrounding areas.

New technique to remove toxic firefighting foam chemicals

13 March, 2017 by

A new technique has been developed for eliminating the toxic chemicals that are linked to firefighting foam contamination.

Asbestos removal fast-tracked on bushfire-affected properties

16 February, 2017 by

Asbestos assessments will be allowed to take place immediately, following bushfires that damaged and destroyed properties around NSW.

Chemical registers and the new global system of classification

13 February, 2017 by Janine Nicholson | Supplied by: myosh - HSEQ Management Software

A new globally harmonised system for the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) is mandatory in Australia from 2017.

EGA Master non-sparking tools

30 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: RS Components Pty Ltd

EGA Master non-sparking tools are designed for use by maintenance engineers in hazardous or potentially explosive environments, where a spark could ignite gases, chemicals or other volatile substances and materials.

GHS rollout amended due to industry concerns

15 December, 2016 by Debi Alderdice | Supplied by: myosh - HSEQ Management Software

All chemicals manufactured or imported before 1 January 2017 will continue to be supplied without needing to meet the labelling requirements of the model Work Health and Safety Regulations, following an amendment to the GHS rollout.

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