Hazardous goods

HEMCO chemical-resistant island canopy hoods

17 January, 2023 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

The HEMCO chemical-resistant island canopy hoods collect and exhaust vapours, heat, steam and odours when mounted over water baths, hotplates or portable equipment.


SWA issues reminder regarding transition to GHS 7

15 December, 2022

Safe Work Australia has issued a reminder about the transition to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7, which will come into effect on 1 January 2023.


Safety alert issued after three hot work incidents occur in one month

15 December, 2022

Employers have been urged to prioritise worker safety when conducting 'hot work', after three hot work-related incidents caused serious fire and explosion injuries.


Union steps in to ban engineered stone

24 November, 2022

In an extremely rare form of industrial action, the CFMEU has said it will ban the use of engineered stone if the federal government fails to do so.


The importance of asbestos medical checks

24 November, 2022

Employers are being reminded by WorkSafe Victoria that they must ensure they are meeting their legal obligations surrounding asbestos.


Coates, LGNSW to provide asbestos identification training

14 November, 2022

Coates has partnered with Local Government NSW to provide asbestos identification training to local government officials across the state.


DeWalt PURE500+ and EA70-PRO chemical adhesives

28 October, 2022 | Supplied by: Stanley Black & Decker Inc

The DeWalt PURE500+ and EA70-PRO chemical adhesives deliver a complete anchoring and installation system for the construction industry.


A&I Coatings Vitrephos 560 Primer and Vitrethane 650 topcoat system

17 October, 2022 | Supplied by: A&I Coatings

A&I Coatings has developed a complete paint system that helps to reduce workplace exposure to harmful chemicals and increase efficiency in the spray booth.


Feedback sought on safe storage of ammonium nitrate

07 October, 2022

SafeWork NSW has opened consultation for safety measures that will strengthen the current regulations for the storage of ammonium nitrate.


Partnership to keep workers safe in chemical environments

05 October, 2022

Global safety leaders Ansell and Chemwatch have partnered to provide greater awareness and enhanced protection solutions to keep workers safe around chemicals.


UniPrint Take 5 Safety Books

05 September, 2022 | 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.


Energy company fined after workers exposed to acid vapours

25 August, 2022

A Victorian energy company has been fined after workers were exposed to toxic acid vapour in two separate incidents at its oil refinery.


Employer obligation to protect against blood-borne viruses

22 August, 2022 by Scott Whittaker, General Manager, Clean Stream Technologies | Supplied by: Clean Stream Technologies

The dangers of highly transmissible blood-borne diseases have been pushed off the front page in recent times — but they haven't gone away.


Recycler fined after worker injured in LPG fuel tank explosion

18 August, 2022

A Victorian scrap metal recycler has been fined $50,250 after an LPG fuel tank exploded, causing a nearby worker to sustain serious burns.


Safety alert issued after worker suffers cryogenic burns

06 July, 2022

Business owners have been advised to manage the risks to health and safety when handling hazardous goods after a young worker suffered serious cryogenic burns while handling liquid nitrogen.


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