Hazardous goods > Handling

Warning about spraying paints and lacquers in woodworking

17 July, 2009

A new document released by WorkSafe provides helpful safety guidelines for spray painters in the furniture industry.

Warnings about fire and explosion risks from rotational moulders

06 July, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a Health and Safety Solution for workers operating rotational moulders being exposed to fire and explosion risks from polyethylene powder.

Dusts, fumes and fibres campaign uncovers lack of awareness of hazards

30 June, 2009

A WorkSafe inspection campaign, targeting dusts, fumes and fibres in Western Australia during April has revealed that many employers are either not aware of the hazards in their workplaces or are not taking action to reduce the risks.

US campaign against lead

30 June, 2009

The US Department of Labor's OSHA launches regional program to reduce lead exposure in the workplace.

Safety tools

09 June, 2009 by

The EgaMaster 1000 V insulated tools are tested to 10,000 V and tested for heat resistance, adhesion, penetration and impact, making them suitable for a wide range of trades and applications.

Drum dispensing tool

09 June, 2009 by

The Poly-Dolly drum carrier transports 205 L drums and tilts to become a self-dispensing station, while acting as its own secondary containment unit against spills.

World Bank warns of asbestos hazards

25 May, 2009

The World Bank has issued a guidance note on the treatment of asbestos in new and existing buildings.

ACTU calls for health and safety regulation on nanotechnology

05 May, 2009

Australian unions warn that nanotechnologies pose possible health and safety risks to workers and therefore regulation is needed.

Companies plead guilty after explosion

20 April, 2009

Two companies were recently convicted and fined over an explosion in a Victorian meat processing plant.

New findings on asbestos diseases

31 March, 2009

New findings from the International Agency for Research on Cancer confirms the serious dangers of exposure to asbestos.

Out-of-control hose and unsafe work systems threaten contracts

25 March, 2009

An injury sustained by a worker from an out-of-control, high-pressure hose could have cost a company millions in lost contracts.

Forum to address mesothelioma

05 March, 2009

A new forum has commenced to address the collection of data on past exposure to asbestos of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma.

World's first mandatory nanotech safety requirement

16 February, 2009

Canada may become the world's first country to require companies to identify their use of engineered nano-materials, thereby allowing the government to evaluate their risks and to develop appropriate safety measures to protect against them.

Comcare seeks comments on synthetic mineral fibres code

02 February, 2009

Comcare is inviting comments from industries working with synthetic mineral fibres in response to proposed changes to the OHS code of practice.

International guidelines outline safe nanomaterial use in the workplace

20 January, 2009

A new ISO standard has been released to assist individuals and companies to more safely work with manufactured nanoparticles, which are becoming increasingly common across many industries.

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