Hazardous goods

Chemical stockpile removal process now underway

06 February, 2019

Work is currently underway to remove a stockpile of chemicals stored at eight sites around Epping and Campellfield.


Dangerous chemicals removed from Vic sites

17 January, 2019

Detailed planning and preliminary work to removed stockpiled chemicals from various sites is currently being undertaken by a WorkSafe Victoria taskforce.


Warning issued about toxic chemicals in swimming pool

06 December, 2018

Toxic chemicals have been inadvertently released at a Picton public swimming pool in Sydney.


Choosing the right chemical protective clothing for the job

26 November, 2018 | Supplied by: DuPont (Aust) Limited

Standards play a huge role in helping the user select the right garment for chemical protection.


NT builder pays $200K after illegal asbestos removal

08 November, 2018

After being charged with illegal asbestos removal, a Darwin company will spend more than $200,000 to improve asbestos safety in the NT.


DIY renovators warned of asbestos risks

31 October, 2018

A new report in the Medical Journal of Australia suggests that the proportion of asbestos-related cancer deaths being caused by DIY renovations is increasing.


NZ reviews chemical management safety

17 October, 2018

The way that chemicals are managed in New Zealand is about to undergo some changes.


Factory fire prompts chemical storage safety blitz

03 September, 2018

Investigations are underway into a factory fire at West Footscray, after the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) said it may have been suspicious.


Contractor spreads asbestos during roof repairs

31 August, 2018

Asbestos containing material (ACM) was allegedly spread throughout a property after a contractor used a high-pressure water spray on a roof.


Anglo American's mine site innovation wins top prize in Qld

27 August, 2018

An engineering control that isolates workers from the source of dust at mine sites has won the top prize at the Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Awards.


HEMCO emergency safety shower decontamination booth

23 August, 2018 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

After an exposure to a hazardous substance, any delay, even for a few seconds, can result in serious injury.


Asbestos still a major issue in 2018

17 August, 2018

Despite being banned from use in Australia from 2004, asbestos is still causing issues for many workplaces.


Storing gases in cylinders… safely and securely

15 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Blackwoods

Many Australian workers do not realise that any gas stored in a cylinder is classed as a Dangerous Good.


Asbestos-related diseases are costing millions

10 August, 2018

A report has estimated that the cost associated with asbestos-related diseases in one year is over $500 million.


Man killed by gas explosion in work ute

07 August, 2018

The tragic death of a man outside a south side Canberra school late on 2 August 2018 was caused by a gas explosion in a work vehicle.


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