WA Industrial Relations Commissioner Stephen Kenner has been appointed to conduct a review of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.
The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has accused a Hobart zinc smelter of exposing 100 production workers to a carcinogenic mist and putting company profits ahead of workers' health.
A South Australian company has been fined $20,000 for an incident where a worker collapsed while cleaning an industrial degreasing tank, highlighting the dangers of working with chemicals in enclosed spaces.
The MX6 iBrid is the new full featured multi-gas monitor from Industrial Scientific. The user-friendly design of the unit features a full-color liquid crystal display and 5-way navigation button to scroll through the menu-based operating system.
BW Technologies by Honeywell introduces the revolutionary GasAlertMicroClip, the world's most compact multi-sensor confined space gas detector. The GasAlertMicroClip offers full-function multi-gas instrument performance, with the simplicity, compact size and ease of use of a disposable gas detector. The small size, long life and high specificity of the sensors are central to the sleek, compact and functional design.
The Scout is a tough and simple-to-use multi-gas monitor that measures and displays toxic gases, oxygen and combustible gas concentrations simultaneously. These measurements are possible through selection from a wide range of interchangeable (plug-and-play) smart sensors.
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.
BHP Billiton has refused an independent occupational health and safety investigation following the death of an employee in December last year.
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
An industry-developed code of practice for tunnels under construction emphasises the need for cooperation and coordination between all parties involved in tunnelling projects.
A revision has been announced for two mining industry safety standards, to maintain their currency.