Hazardous goods > Handling

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.

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.

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