Hazardous goods

Vic company faces new charges for chemical stockpiling

16 March, 2020

Bradbury Industrial Services is facing 21 additional charges from WorkSafe Victoria, for stockpiling dangerous goods at a warehouse in Craigieburn, Victoria.


Moisture seal-out solutions in fuel handling

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: CSGtech

Water contamination is a key safety concern in liquid-fuelled machinery. This case study details a recent sealing challenge involving underground fuel storage.


Cut to Size Wearguard polycarbonates

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

Wearguard polycarbonates are transparent, with a heat resistance of up to 150°C. They are suitable for see-through safety and protective applications.


Employer fined $40K for acid accident

04 March, 2020

The director of cleaning chemicals manufacturer B&J Industries was fined $40,000 after an employee sustained permanent scarring from an acetic acid spill.


Charges laid over chemical stockpiles in Victoria

06 February, 2020

WorkSafe has charged a waste management company for stockpiling toxic chemicals in a Campbellfield warehouse, thereby breaching the Dangerous Goods Act.


SafeWork NSW provides advice on smoky workplaces

28 January, 2020

SafeWork NSW has advised employers to monitor indoor and outdoor air quality levels, to provide a safe working environment for employees.


Mining company fined $110,000 after rock fall

14 January, 2020

Mandalay Resources Costerfield Operations has received a $110,000 fine, after a rock fall left an employee with serious injuries.


Walls, roofs and insulation not the only asbestos harbourers, ASEA warns

28 November, 2019

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is urging trades workers to think beyond roofs, walls and insulation when assessing asbestos exposure risk.


Dust control system targets silica threat

25 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Guarda Systems

An Australian-invented dust control system aims to combat the silica dust threat by extracting hazardous materials during the cutting process.


Serstech 100 Indicator handheld raman spectrometer

06 November, 2019 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The Serstech 100 Indicator handheld raman spectrometer is a lightweight (650 g), safe and easy-to-use raman spectrometer that can identify any solid or liquid chemical substance in seconds.


Duty holders called to clean up after West Footscray fire

29 October, 2019

The owners and occupiers of last year's West Footscray fire site have been demanded to remove waste and render any residual dangerous goods harmless. 


Industrial labelling: for safety and efficiency

14 October, 2019 by Charlie Holmes* | Supplied by: Avery Products Pty Ltd

Industrial labelling is more important than many may realise. Avery Products' Charlie Holmes explores key areas where efficient labelling is effective.


Xtreme Freight Packaged Dangerous Goods App

24 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Xtreme Freight

Xtreme Freight's Packaged Dangerous Goods App is designed to improve compliance, management, reporting, training and safety around dangerous goods.


Uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone banned in Vic

06 September, 2019

Victoria has banned uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone to help protect workers from exposure to crystalline silica dust.


Worker suffers serious burns in vehicle LPG tank fire

12 August, 2019

WHS Queensland believes the worker was using a battery-operated screwdriver to remove screws on the LPG tank. This acted as an ignition source and started a fire.


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