Hazardous goods > Handling

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.


Welding fume and cancer risks in Australia

01 April, 2019

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


Asbestos awareness campaign

05 December, 2018

Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister and safety advocates Julie and Don Sager discuss the importance of asbestos safety awareness.


Recycling sharps responsibly

21 November, 2018

Sharps or needlestick injuries are a risk not only to healthcare workers, but anyone who comes into contact with them.


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.


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

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.


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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