Hazardous goods > Handling

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.


Cut to Size Wearguard polycarbonates

06 March, 2020

Wearguard polycarbonates are transparent, with a heat resistance of up to 150°C. They are suitable for see-through safety and protective applications.


Employer fined $40K for acid accident

04 March, 2020

The director of cleaning chemicals manufacturer B&J Industries was fined $40,000 after an employee sustained permanent scarring from an acetic acid spill.


Charges laid over chemical stockpiles in Victoria

06 February, 2020

WorkSafe has charged a waste management company for stockpiling toxic chemicals in a Campbellfield warehouse, thereby breaching the Dangerous Goods Act.


SafeWork NSW provides advice on smoky workplaces

28 January, 2020

SafeWork NSW has advised employers to monitor indoor and outdoor air quality levels, to provide a safe working environment for employees.


Walls, roofs and insulation not the only asbestos harbourers, ASEA warns

28 November, 2019

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is urging trades workers to think beyond roofs, walls and insulation when assessing asbestos exposure risk.


Xtreme Freight Packaged Dangerous Goods App

24 September, 2019

Xtreme Freight's Packaged Dangerous Goods App is designed to improve compliance, management, reporting, training and safety around dangerous 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.


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