Confined spaces > Regulations

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.

ASEA releases updated stocks and flows model for asbestos

07 December, 2021

ASEA has released updated asbestos stocks and flows information, revealing that there are 6.4 million tonnes of asbestos in the built environment in Australia.

Staying cool: The cost of heat stress in the workplace and how big fans make a big difference

01 October, 2021

High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans can help cool off employees and improve efficiency for the warehouse, manufacturing and distribution sectors.

Union responds to tragic Gregory coalmine collapse

21 September, 2021

In the wake of Sojitz's Gregory Crinum mine collapse, CFMEU Mining & Energy called for work to stop until the body of a worker could be recovered.

Illuminating underground mines: in selecting LED strip lighting

26 July, 2021 by Carinne Pater, General Manager, Mineglow

Effective lighting plays a key role in protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of underground miners and other hazardous area workers.

Anglo American invests in mine safety after Grosvenor report

18 June, 2021

Anglo American has invested $5 million to fund underground mining research, following the release of a report into an incident at Grosvenor Mine in 2020.

Feedback sought for primary standard for gas installation

09 June, 2021

Standards Australia is seeking feedback about the revised standard AS/NZS 5601.1, Gas Installation, to support essential safety requirements.

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