Confined spaces > Regulations

Confined spaces warning sparked by incident

19 January, 2007

WorkSafe Vic has warned employers of the risks of workers being overcome by dangerous gases in confined spaces following a conviction and $40,000 fine for a Victorian timber treatment company.

Investigation of mining death blocked

05 January, 2007

BHP Billiton has refused an independent occupational health and safety investigation following the death of an employee in December last year.

Hose safety: the right mix

13 December, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

When incompatible parts are used together and hoses come loose from their fittings, the results can be devastating on workers and the surrounding environment. Add a confined space to the mix and it can become fatal

Tunnelling code of practice for NSW

06 December, 2006

An industry-developed code of practice for tunnels under construction emphasises the need for cooperation and coordination between all parties involved in tunnelling projects.

Mining safety under revision

29 November, 2006

A revision has been announced for two mining industry safety standards, to maintain their currency.

National strategy improves winery safety

20 September, 2006

A campaign born of cooperation between five Australian states has improved the health and safety of workers at Australia’s wine manufacturers.

Safety forum for WA

07 September, 2006

WorkSafe WA is calling for Registrations to the 2006 Perth Work Safe Forum, which will take place on 25 October.

Broadminded revision for respiratory standard

31 August, 2006

A respiratory protection standard has been revised to take into account the use of facial piercing and new styles of male facial hair in its guidelines on the facial fit of equipment.

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