Hazardous goods > Handling

PHAA endorses ETU call for workers to shun uranium mining

15 June, 2010

A branch of the Public Health Association of Australia has endorsed a union’s call for workers to shun uranium mining.

Spill Station self-contained emergency tank showers

02 June, 2010 by

Spill Station’s self-contained emergency tank showers provide a solution where mains water supply is not available.

Bio-Circle range of bioremedial parts cleaners

01 June, 2010 by

The Bio-Circle range of bioremedial parts cleaners can clean oily, greasy, dirty machine components without the use of hydrocarbon-based solvents, presenting a safer and more comfortable cleaning process than solvent cleaners.

Reminder on new asbestos licences in WA

21 May, 2010

WorkSafe WA has issued a reminder that asbestos licensing will soon change, and business operators have only days in which to ensure they have the correct asbestos removal licence.

Ramex retractable, manual- and motor-rewind hose reels

20 May, 2010

The Ramex range of retractable, manual-rewind and motor-rewind reels is available in standard AISI 304 stainless steel, powder-coated steel or, where higher standards of hygiene and chemical resistance are required, in AISI 316 stainless steel and are suitable for any worksite.

Turck Interface and Intrinsic Safety Quick Reference Guide

13 May, 2010 by

The Turck Interface and Intrinsic Safety Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of the company’s intrinsically safe products, including switching amplifiers, analog I/O, solenoid drivers, rotational speed monitors and relay and power supplies.

Repeated call for asbestos ban

29 March, 2010

Calls for a global ban on all forms of asbestos have again been voiced by an international medical society.

Warnings about importation of Tremolite asbestos wall tiles

03 March, 2010

A safety alert has been issued by NSW WorkCover following the recent importation from China of decorative wall tiles that were found to contain Tremolite asbestos, which is a prohibited hazardous substance.

Tradespersons still at risk of asbestos exposure

19 February, 2010

Safe Work Australia has issued a warning to tradespeople about the dangers of working with asbestos.

Inadequate safety systems for chemicals results in prosecution

15 February, 2010

A Victorian company that manufactures fireproof clothing was fined $135,000 over an incident where a worker received corrosive chemical burns to the face.

New methyl bromide research in NZ

09 February, 2010

Research findings by the University of Canterbury in New Zealand that point to the hazards of fumigant methyl bromide have been welcomed by Maritime Union.

Dealing with asbestos in Tasmania

09 February, 2010

A new report on handling asbestos has been released by the Tasmanian government.

Industrial cleaner linked to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease

09 February, 2010

A recent study in the US has linked Parkinson's disease with a once-popular industrial cleaner.

Cabinet-making campaign in WA reveals areas of concern

04 February, 2010

An extensive WorkSafe WA inspection campaign in cabinet-making workplaces has revealed some significant areas of concern about safety issues.

Champion Compressors Electronic Service Device

28 January, 2010

A customised wireless handheld Electronic Service Device (ESD) is now being used by Champion Compressors service technicians.

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