Hazardous goods > Handling

Proposed changes to Dangerous Goods Code open for public consultation

04 July, 2016

Have your say: possible changes to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail are now open for public consultation.

Gas company safely punching above its weight

10 June, 2016

SupaGas is safely and rapidly puncturing hundreds of its gas cylinders each day thanks to Enerpac hydraulic tools.

Tecpro V22 Dust Cannon dust suppression unit

12 May, 2016

The Tecpro V22 Dust cannon is a dust suppression unit designed to use saline or salt water to control dust, suitable for the materials handling, ship loading and mining sectors.

Ausgrid up for grabs, but bidders must commit to safe removal of asbestos: ETU

18 April, 2016

Around a thousand electrical panels containing asbestos have been installed at Ausgrid substations in NSW since 2007, but the ETU is calling on bidders for the electricity distributor to commit to the safe removal of the asbestos.

Red Lion E3 I/O module platform

23 March, 2016

Red Lion has launched the E3 I/O module platform, a high-density I/O system with hardened metal enclosures and powerful communication options for industrial applications.

A&D Weighing EK-EP intrinsically safe weighing balances

29 January, 2016

A&D Weighing's EK-EP Series is a compact weighing balance that is suitable for all users who need to perform precise weight measurement in potentially hazardous environments or where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapours or liquids are present.

BOC F3VIPR high-pressure cylinders range

21 December, 2015

BOC has launched the F3VIPR range of high-pressure cylinders that improves productivity by eliminating hassles associated with acquiring, fitting and maintaining a separate regulator.

Automated screening of wastewater eliminates OHS hazards

13 November, 2015

An automated extractor that screens wastewater in a rural NSW township not only has improved the treatment system, but also OHS hazards for operators.

Sundström asbestos respirator kit

01 October, 2015

The Sundström asbestos kit from Safety Equipment Australia comprises a silicone respirator, particle filter, pre-filters and accessories, all housed in a handy kit box with a sturdy carry handle.

National plan to reduce the risk of asbestos

31 August, 2015

State and Territory Ministers have endorsed a National Plan on Asbestos Safety and Eradication.

Asbestos found in imported products

14 August, 2015

A safety alert has been released by WorkCover NSW about imported building products that contain asbestos following a recent discovery in Sydney.

Has your business made these changes for the GHS?

24 June, 2015

Australian businesses that deal with chemicals will need to make a range of changes before the official introduction of the new GHS standards in January 2017.

Asbestos found where you least expect it: are you at risk?

02 June, 2015 by Laura Valic

Asbestos is a deadly substance, but despite being banned in Australia since 2003, its legacy from mining and widespread use in building materials is far from over.

Loose-fill asbestos guide for tradies

02 June, 2015

A new safety guide has been released for anyone working in a property that contains loose-fill asbestos insulation.

Take stock of chemical use, urges new campaign

24 March, 2015

Handling powerful chemicals can be a risky business, which is why WorkCover NSW has launched a new campaign encouraging agricultural and horticultural workers to safely manage or prevent their exposure to potentially harmful substances.

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