For respirable crystalline silica, protective coveralls that minimise dust particulate penetration through to the garments being worn underneath the coverall are critically important.
A Central Coast business that stored asbestos waste unlawfully has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
WorkSafe WA has laid charges against Salini Australia, after a worker suffered a serious head injury during construction of the Forrestfield Airport Link tunnel.
Cancer Council Australia has launched a safety campaign to encourage Australian workers to use adequate protection measures when exposed to silica dust.
Safe Work Australia has launched a campaign to raise awareness of occupational lung disease.
The Australian Border Force is taking action against the importation of building materials at risk of containing asbestos, which is prohibited in Australia.
The Queensland Government will invest $5 million in research to protect workers from occupational dust lung disease, silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
From 1 July, Victorian duty holders storing or handling dangerous goods will have to follow new reporting guidelines, due to updated safety regulations.
SafeWork SA has commenced a compliance audit of licensed asbestos removal jobs, to ensure regulation requirements are met.
Businesses are urged to ensure they have the right equipment for handling hazardous chemicals, after a worker was injured while decanting acidic liquid.
A flooring company has been fined $50,000 after a young labourer sustained injuries to his wrist and finger after getting his hand caught in a Hippo mixer.
A Goulburn company that hosed a herbicide into a stormwater drain, out of concern for worker safety, has been fined $15,000 by the NSW EPA.
A Sydney contractor has been sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment for faking waste disposal dockets when disposing of waste containing asbestos.