Hazardous goods > Handling

Company fined $16K for unsafe demolition, asbestos removal

10 November, 2020

A demolition company and its two directors have been fined $16,000 for improperly demolishing a house which had asbestos-containing material.


Unplanned explosive incident at underground mine

04 November, 2020

SafeWork SA is reminding mine operators to develop, implement and maintain safe systems of work, after an explosives incident at an underground mine.


Whiteley Corporation Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

01 October, 2020

The infection-control product is designed to defend against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), which may be present on healthcare surfaces.


SWA releases resources for halved silica dust WES

22 September, 2020

Safe Work Australia has published resources for PCBUs working with respirable crystalline silica, after the workplace exposure standard for silica dust was halved.


SafeWork SA cracks down on asbestos licence holder compliance

17 September, 2020

SafeWork SA inspectors have commenced a proactive compliance campaign after suspending a class B removal licence for non-compliance.


SafeWork SA suspends licence for asbestos assessor

18 August, 2020

SafeWork SA has suspended the licence for an asbestos assessor, after an investigation found that the assessor did not undertake proper clearance inspection.


UniPrint antimicrobial film for coronavirus protection

10 July, 2020

UniPrint's antimicrobial film has recently passed certification that proves its efficiency in combating the viral load of coronaviruses.


Asbestos-cement water pipe management: call for comment

09 July, 2020

Until 7 August, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is calling for public consultation on its draft Asbestos-Cement Water and Sewer Pipe Management Guidelines.


SA enforces exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica

19 June, 2020

SafeWork SA will enforce a reduced workplace exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica from 1 July 2020.


Safety and the sewage pumping station

01 May, 2020

Submersible pumping stations are convention, but not necessarily the safest option, nor the most cost effective over the life of a pumping station asset.


$375,000 fine over concrete pumping fatality

24 April, 2020

A Sydney-based concrete pumping facility and its director have been fined a total of $385,000 after a worker suffered fatal head injuries at a site in Fairfield.


Victorian company charged over chemical fire

23 April, 2020

A Victorian company has been charged with three offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following an explosion and chemical fire at a warehouse.


City of Armadale fined additional $80K for 2014 incident

22 April, 2020

The City of Armadale in Perth has been fined a total of $110,000 after a man was seriously injured by a front-end loader at a waste disposal site.


Gas bottle explosion lands Victorian company a $300K fine

20 April, 2020

A December 2017 gas bottle explosion that left a worker permanently disabled has resulted in a $300,000 fine for a Victorian maintenance firm.


Moisture seal-out solutions in fuel handling

06 March, 2020

Water contamination is a key safety concern in liquid-fuelled machinery. This case study details a recent sealing challenge involving underground fuel storage.


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