Hazardous 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.


Worker burnt while hot cutting flammable steel drum

17 July, 2019

A South Australian worker has sustained serious burns while cutting a steel drum with oxy-acetylene equipment.


Safe Work Australia seeks feedback on new GHS rollout

06 June, 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback as it looks to adopt version seven of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.


How to correctly contain a hazardous liquid spill

09 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Pratt Safety Systems

It is essential for businesses that use or store hazardous liquids to implement effective spill containment strategies.


Serstech 100 Indicator handheld raman spectrometer

01 April, 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.


Welding fume and cancer risks in Australia

01 April, 2019 | Supplied by: AWS Pty Ltd

In early 2017 welding fume was reclassified as carcinogenic to humans, highlighting a direct relationship between inhaling the fumes and contracting cancer.


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.


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