Confined spaces > Regulations

The benefits of complying with new welding fume safety standards

06 May, 2024 by Brandon Colledge — PPE Product Specialist — Techware

As Australian welding safety regulations become more stringent, workplaces should look to deploy Australian Standards Certified PAPR units that are engineered to meet the demands of modern safety standards.

New workplace exposure limits for airborne contaminants

29 April, 2024

The workplace exposure limits for airborne contaminants (WEL list) will be adopted throughout Australia from 1 December 2026.

New exposure standard to improve welder safety outcomes

29 January, 2024

Work Health and Safety Ministers have agreed to reduce the workplace exposure standard for welding fumes from 5 mg/m3 to 1 mg/m3.

New campaign shines light on safe gas appliance use

10 November, 2023

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) has launched a campaign to ensure small food businesses prioritise gas safety.

SWA amends model WHS Regulations for engineered stone

07 June, 2023

Safe Work Australia has updated the model Work Health and Safety Regulations to prohibit the uncontrolled processing of engineered stone.

Six steps to ensure mining contractor safety

29 May, 2023 by Sue Bottrell, Legal Counsel of LinkSafe

Hazardous working conditions and complex operations demand rigorous safety protocols within the mining industry.

Feedback sought about WES for diesel particulate matter

17 May, 2023

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback about a proposed workplace exposure standard (WES) for diesel particulate matter, as exposure can lead to certain cancers.

Mining overseas: staying safe in complex work environments

09 November, 2022 by Rodger Cook, General Manager of Security for World Travel Protection

While working overseas can be an enriching experience, it is not without safety risks — and these need to be carefully considered.

CFMEU seeks prosecution over miner's death caused by strata failure

04 October, 2022

The Mining and Energy Union has requested a prosecution against labour hire company Mastermyne, after a coalminer was killed when the roof of Crinum Mine collapsed.

Mitigating the risks of working in confined spaces

14 July, 2022

From potentially toxic atmospheres to extreme temperatures, confined spaces present unseen challenges; failure to understand confined space operations can place employers and employees at significant risk.

HSI Donesafe HSEQ safety management platform

01 June, 2022

Donesafe is an end-to-end, all-in-one, safety management platform that features more than 30 modules.

The ultimate sacrifice: improving worker safety underground

02 May, 2022 by Amy Steed

Imagine losing not only one — but two — of your immediate family members to a workplace accident.

Choosing the right material for safe restricted space access

29 April, 2022 by Jeremy Parker, Corporate Business Manager, Sayfa Group

When installing safe access systems for working in restricted spaces, should steel or aluminium be the material of choice?

CFMEU prioritises safety as work recommences at Grosvenor mine

21 February, 2022

The CFMEU has called for safety to be prioritised as operations recommence at Anglo American's Grosvenor mine, two years after a devastating mine explosion.

Company fined for endangering workers in fuel tank container fire

17 December, 2021

An industrial equipment supplier has been fined $41,500 after two workers were almost seriously injured when the fuel tank they were working on caught fire.

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