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WA company charged after workers suffer lead poisoning

25 May, 2023

A Western Australian fire assay company has been charged after four workers recorded high levels of lead in their blood and one was hospitalised.

More funding for early detection of silicosis

17 May, 2023

Monash University has received a funding boost for research projects related to the early screening and detection of silicosis.

Getting across the new silica dust code of practice

04 May, 2023

The construction industry in Queensland now has Australia's first code of practice for the management of respirable crystalline silica (RCS).

Survey released for workers at risk of exposure to silica dust

05 April, 2023

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a survey to help shape the resources for workers who are at risk of exposure to silica dust.

Asbestos removal company fined $85,000 for safety breaches

03 April, 2023

A Victorian demolition and asbestos removal company has been fined for working from height and asbestos removal safety breaches.

Consultation on engineered stone ban continues

09 March, 2023

The decision to introduce stronger laws to protect workers exposed to silica dust has been welcomed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).

Search ends for lost radioactive capsule

02 February, 2023 by Amy Steed

A tiny radioactive capsule that went missing from a secure device on a truck — sparking safety fears — has now been found near Newman, WA.

HEMCO chemical-resistant island canopy hoods

17 January, 2023

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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