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Mapping out asbestos in WA

03 July, 2017

Researchers at Curtin University have developed a free app that aims to map the prevalence of asbestos in homes across Western Australia and help home renovators identify potentially deadly risk.

Water blasting asbestos draws SafeWork rebuke

31 May, 2017

High-pressure water blasters have been used by tradespeople to clean asbestos roofs, prompting a warning to be issued by SafeWork NSW.

Fluid Components International FS10i flow switch/monitor

11 April, 2017

The Fluid Components International (FCI) FS10i flow switch/monitor is designed for operation in rugged industrial processes.

Asbestos removal fast-tracked for flood-damaged properties

05 April, 2017

The five-day asbestos removal work notification period has been waived by SafeWork NSW, to allow for a swift clean-up of asbestos from storm-damaged properties in northeast NSW.

Health and environment concerns over Holden plant

17 March, 2017

As the Elizabeth site for the Holden plant goes to market, the Australian Greens are calling for a clean-up plan to be established for the plant and surrounding areas.

New technique to remove toxic firefighting foam chemicals

13 March, 2017

A new technique has been developed for eliminating the toxic chemicals that are linked to firefighting foam contamination.

Asbestos removal fast-tracked on bushfire-affected properties

16 February, 2017

Asbestos assessments will be allowed to take place immediately, following bushfires that damaged and destroyed properties around NSW.

Chemical registers and the new global system of classification

13 February, 2017 by Janine Nicholson

A new globally harmonised system for the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) is mandatory in Australia from 2017.

EGA Master non-sparking tools

30 January, 2017

EGA Master non-sparking tools are designed for use by maintenance engineers in hazardous or potentially explosive environments, where a spark could ignite gases, chemicals or other volatile substances and materials.

Are you ready for GHS?

28 November, 2016 by Janine Nicholson

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) will be mandatory in Australia from the 01 January 2017, in all jurisdictions where the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations have been adopted. Are you ready?

HACA video promotes asbestos safety

25 November, 2016

A NSW Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) video has been designed to educate people who live and work in regional areas, where asbestos can be found in rock, sediment and soil.

3M asbestos/dust respiratory kit

28 September, 2016

3M has a convenient respiratory kit designed for asbestos removal and environments containing dust.

Michell Instruments S8000RS chilled-mirror hygrometer

21 September, 2016

The Michell Instruments S8000RS chilled-mirror hygrometer offers accuracy of ±0.1°C, with a wide measurement range of -90 to +20°C dewpoint.

Tougher asbestos controls demanded

14 July, 2016

After asbestos was detected on a major Brisbane construction site this week, Queensland is calling on the Commonwealth to step up its efforts to prevent the importation of materials that may contain asbestos.

New chemicals database

06 July, 2016

A new chemicals database of over 4500 chemicals classified under the GHS is now available.

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