Hazardous goods

Updated WHS Regulations now in effect for South Australia

14 January, 2021

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations for South Australia, including to air monitoring during asbestos removal, came into effect this month.


Butterfly wings propel hydrogen sensor powered by light

15 December, 2020 | Supplied by: RMIT University

Inspired by the surface of butterfly wings, Australian researchers from RMIT University have developed a light-activated hydrogen sensor that can detect hydrogen leaks.


Company fined $16K for unsafe demolition, asbestos removal

10 November, 2020

A demolition company and its two directors have been fined $16,000 for improperly demolishing a house which had asbestos-containing material.


Unplanned explosive incident at underground mine

04 November, 2020

SafeWork SA is reminding mine operators to develop, implement and maintain safe systems of work, after an explosives incident at an underground mine.


UniPrint Take 5 Safety Books

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: UniPrint Pty Ltd

The UniPrint Take 5 safety books are suitable for a range of industries and come in a range of finishes. The safety books can also be customised.


Whiteley Corporation Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Whiteley Corporation

The infection-control product is designed to defend against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), which may be present on healthcare surfaces.


SWA releases resources for halved silica dust WES

22 September, 2020

Safe Work Australia has published resources for PCBUs working with respirable crystalline silica, after the workplace exposure standard for silica dust was halved.


SafeWork SA cracks down on asbestos licence holder compliance

17 September, 2020

SafeWork SA inspectors have commenced a proactive compliance campaign after suspending a class B removal licence for non-compliance.


Hazardous chemicals management: inspection and safe storage

11 September, 2020 by Karl Ahlgren, Marketing Manager, Pervidi | Supplied by: Pervidi

Hazardous chemicals inspection seems like a blatantly obvious task that is beyond improvement, yet it can be made safer and also be made more efficient.


Further charges laid for alleged chemical stockpiles

04 September, 2020

Bradbury Industrial Services is facing five additional charges for breaching the Dangerous Goods Act, after stockpiling chemicals in Craigieburn and Campbellfield.


Control system helps meet coal seam gas compliance

19 August, 2020 by Christine Teraze Filippis, Founder & Managing Director, Teraze Communications

A global energy company upgraded its generator safety systems with the latest control and safety technologies, including the AADvance fault-tolerant control system.


SafeWork SA suspends licence for asbestos assessor

18 August, 2020

SafeWork SA has suspended the licence for an asbestos assessor, after an investigation found that the assessor did not undertake proper clearance inspection.


Silo collapse triggers safety warning

27 July, 2020

WorkCover Queensland has issued a warning about the risks of working with transportable silos, following an on-farm incident in Queensland.


UniPrint antimicrobial film for coronavirus protection

10 July, 2020 | Supplied by: UniPrint Pty Ltd

UniPrint's antimicrobial film has recently passed certification that proves its efficiency in combating the viral load of coronaviruses.


Asbestos-cement water pipe management: call for comment

09 July, 2020

Until 7 August, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is calling for public consultation on its draft Asbestos-Cement Water and Sewer Pipe Management Guidelines.


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