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Nanotechnology site developed by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

15 February, 2011

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is looking to the future and has developed a website that provides specific instruction and risk assessment tools for nanotechnology.

Risk of explosion from cutting, grinding or welding drums tanks and containers

02 February, 2011

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland issued a warning about the risks when cutting, grinding or welding fuel or chemical containers, following two fatalities where fuel tanks exploded while being repaired.

Explosives licences set to expire

20 January, 2011

WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder to businesses and individuals with explosives licences due to expire that they need to apply for a new one.

Genes and the brave new world of workplace safety

21 December, 2010

Speaking at the recent Safety Show conference, an occupational medicine specialist has raised the significance of genetic screening to determine safe levels of exposure to hazardous substances for individuals.

Dealing with asbestos realistically demands alternatives to removal

07 December, 2010

Asbestos experts contend that there are alternatives to the complete removal of all asbestos that is still present within our communities and workplaces in order to effectively address the dangers posed by asbestos.

SA Government reaffirms commitment to combat asbestos

29 November, 2010

The South Australian Government used Asbestos Awareness Week to launch a number of initiatives to combat the dangers of asbestos in workplaces.

Asbestos register for apprentices and young workers

29 November, 2010

An asbestos register for apprentices and young workers has been established by a law firm to capture historical information in the unfortunate event of a claim many years after exposure to the hazardous substance.

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.

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