Hazardous goods > Handling

AMS Instrumentation HygroPro intrinsically safe moisture transmitter

27 January, 2010 by

HygroPro is a loop-powered, intrinsically safe moisture transmitter for measuring the moisture content in gases and non-aqueous liquids in pipeline natural gas, petrochemical, power generation, pharmaceutical, process and industrial applications.

Nano: the new science with lots of unanswered questions

19 December, 2009

Greater transparency and public engagement about the potential opportunities and risks presented by nanotechnology is required, according to a new report by The Australia Institute.

How safe are nanotechnologies?

01 December, 2009 by Kevin Jones

Cost-benefit analysis is a challenging element of safety management because managers can choose between adequate safety and possible benefits from production with a lower level of safety. OHS law in most states allows for an almost formal assessment in managing a hazard or risk ‘as far as is reasonably practicable’. But what if that hazard is unknown? Does that mean that a cost-benefit analysis is easy because the cost cannot be determined?

Macquarie Industrial Solutions BioSpray D2 Surface Sanitiser and Disinfectant

18 November, 2009

Macquarie Industrial Solutions' BioSpray D2 Surface Sanitiser and Disinfectant kills 99.999% of viruses and bacteria and is said to save 55-68% on labour costs as it uses 60-88% less product. It is non-corrosive, non-flammable and no rinse.

New hazardous areas standards released

19 October, 2009

A series of Australian Standards, addressing hazardous areas, have been updated to bring them in line with international standards.

TODO dry break systems

13 October, 2009

TODO, said to be a world leader in the manufacture of dry break fluid transfer systems with over 30 years' experience, now has a new Australian distributor, Integrated Transfer Solutions.

SA wine bottler fined over scald injury

28 September, 2009

A company that services the wine industry in South Australia has been fined over an incident in which an employee was scalded by hot water.

Gas explosion leaves man injured

22 September, 2009

A worker was seriously injured when a bank of gas bottles he was handling exploded.

Warning issued about hazards of tipping molten slag

15 September, 2009

Comcare has recently issued a Safety Alert about slag-pot dislodgement on a slag-pot carrier.

The cost of not knowing your legal obligations when working with asbestos

31 August, 2009

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland provides some sound advice in properly dealing with asbestos in the workplace.

Potentially contaminated shipments of oleyl diamine

14 August, 2009

Comcare has issued a safety alert warning of a potentially contaminated batch of the industrial chemical oleyl diamine.

Washdown gun

07 August, 2009 by

Instant visual identification of high-temperature water outlets is possible using the brightly coloured, red version of the Ergonomic Washdown Gun.

Safety breaches have explosive consequences

07 August, 2009

A Victorian blasting company has been fined and convicted over a string of safety failings that occurred while blasting at a housing development site.

Using lasers to detect hazardous waste

04 August, 2009

Recent developments in laser technology may provide a new means to safely test materials for hazardous substances.

Fire alerts for mobile plant

28 July, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a document to assist and minimise the incidence of fires caused by mobile plant in hazardous environments.

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