Hazardous goods

Company fined $47K for improper storage of dangerous goods

16 February, 2024

A Victorian distribution and warehousing company has been fined for the unsafe handling and storage of dangerous goods.


Preventing accidents with thermal fluid safety protocols

15 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Global Heat Transfer

How can health and safety protocols contribute to a safer and more effective work environment when working with thermal fluids?


Toxic ammonia gas 'sniffed out' by sensor

15 February, 2024 | Supplied by: RMIT University

A small ammonia gas sensor that could enable safer hydrogen storage has been developed by engineers in Australia.


Safety campaign launched ahead of engineered stone ban

07 February, 2024

A campaign launched by WorkSafe Victoria aims to raise awareness about the upcoming ban on engineered stone, effective 1 July 2024.


UniPrint safety books

01 February, 2024 | Supplied by: UniPrint Pty Ltd

The UniPrint safety books help users prevent, expose and report any health and safety hazards before they put staff safety at risk.


HEMCO HAZMAX containment work area

07 December, 2023 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

The HAZMAX containment work area from HEMCO is designed to isolate applications including large equipment distillation procedures and sampling/weighing/dispensing operations.


NSW launches asbestos awareness and safety course

01 December, 2023

SafeWork NSW has launched an online Asbestos Awareness and Safety Course to provide tradies with essential education on how to best protect themselves when handling asbestos-containing products.


Asbestos: still a risk to workers 20 years on from ban

24 November, 2023

WorkSafe Victoria has urged employers and tradespeople to be aware of the risk of asbestos exposure, as it still poses a significant risk to workers.


Avoiding the dangers of asbestos

22 November, 2023

Asbestos-related diseases kill more than 4000 Australians every year — 235% more than the number who died on the roads in 2022.


Qld retailers to phase out engineered stone products

17 November, 2023

IKEA and Bunnings are among the major retailers that have announced plans to phase out engineered stone products, to protect workers from its potentially fatal effects.


Global Heat Transfer thermal fluid analysis kit and light ends removal kit

17 November, 2023 | Supplied by: Global Heat Transfer

The Global Heat Transfer thermal fluid analysis kit and light ends removal kit are designed to help manufacturers and other businesses operating heat transfer fluid systems to better understand the condition of thermal fluid, and improve workplace safety.


Law firm supports calls for national ban on engineered stone

09 November, 2023

Slater and Gordon has voiced its support for the Safe Work Australia report that proposes a national ban on engineered stone.


How robots are making nuclear facilities safer

09 November, 2023

Sellafield, a UK-based nuclear site, has increasingly made use of robots to enhance safety for its workers.


New resources launched for National Asbestos Awareness Month

06 November, 2023

A suite of new resources has been launched to mark National Asbestos Awareness Month and to ensure Australians continue to learn to manage asbestos safely.


Silicosis support service launched for patients

08 September, 2023

Lung Foundation Australia has launched a Silicosis Social Work program, a free, telephone-based support network for people living with silicosis, their family and carers.


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