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Asbestos Awareness Week 2010

29 November, 2010

A report released just prior to Asbestos Awareness Week highlights the concerns workers still have about exposure to asbestos.

Silvan Selecta 300 L diesel transfer unit

29 November, 2010 by

The heavy-duty Selecta diesel transfer unit provides a complete 300 L capacity diesel delivery and transfer system for easy, safe handling of fuel and meets the requirements of AS/NZS 1692. It is suitable for local councils, statutory authorities and in the resource industry.

National Asbestos Management Review established

16 November, 2010

A national review into the management of asbestos has recently been set up by the federal government.

Prosecution after risky asbestos removal

09 November, 2010

A Victorian man who was caught by a WorkSafe inspector doing unlicensed asbestos removal has been convicted and fined $35,400.

Warning to turn off mobile phones when filling up

25 October, 2010

An automotive industry body has issued a warning to motorists to switch off their mobile phones when refueling their vehicles.

Tecpro Typhoon jetting head tank washer

28 September, 2010 by

The Typhoon rotating cleaning head tank washer, suitable for large vessels, including food and beverage storage tanks, transport containers and chemical reactors, produces four high-powered jets for good coverage of the tank in a 7 min wash cycle.

WorkSafe WA to keep watch on coating practices

17 September, 2010

WorkSafe WA has instigated a program to make businesses that conduct powder-coating activities aware of the dangers associated with it.

Amendments to Queensland Safety and Dangerous Goods Regulations

23 August, 2010

A number of changes to the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 and the Dangerous Goods Safety Management Regulation 2001 commenced recently.

Methods to reduce risk of exposure to nanomaterials

03 August, 2010

Safe Work Australia has recently issued two research reports that outline methods to reduce the risk of exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace.

Fluid Components ST75 ATEX- and IECEx-approved flowmeter

23 July, 2010 by

The Fluid Components ST75 flowmeter is now ATEX and IECEx approved for safety in hazardous and potentially explosive plant environments.

Health and safety training increases awareness of asbestos risks, says report

23 July, 2010

A Safe Work Australia report has found that workers who are trained in health and safety issues are more likely to be aware of asbestos risks.

Survey identifies high risk of exposure to airborne hazards

22 July, 2010

A Safe Work Australia survey has found that a high percentage of workers in Australia are exposed to airborne hazards.

Manufacturing worker burnt by flammable liquid

20 July, 2010

An incident north-west of Sydney has served as an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of working with flammable liquids.

Stahl 6149 Toughlux handlamp series

30 June, 2010 by

The 6149 Toughlux series of handlamps has been added to the range of Stahl IEC ex hazardous area equipment (HAE).

SafeWork Australia releases nanotech research reports

28 June, 2010

SafeWork Australia recently released two reports on nanotechnology research, looking into material safety data sheets of products containing nanomaterials and detecting airborne particles emitted from carbon nanotubes.

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