The World Bank has issued a guidance note on the treatment of asbestos in new and existing buildings.
Australian unions warn that nanotechnologies pose possible health and safety risks to workers and therefore regulation is needed.
Two companies were recently convicted and fined over an explosion in a Victorian meat processing plant.
New findings from the International Agency for Research on Cancer confirms the serious dangers of exposure to asbestos.
An injury sustained by a worker from an out-of-control, high-pressure hose could have cost a company millions in lost contracts.
A new forum has commenced to address the collection of data on past exposure to asbestos of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma.
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 is inviting comments from industries working with synthetic mineral fibres in response to proposed changes to the OHS code of practice.
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.
A survey conducted with employers in Tasmania revealed many had very little knowledge about the dangers of asbestos or of its potential presence in their workplaces.
Tha dangers of long-term exposure to lead have been highlighted in a recent university report, with key concerns over its neurological effects.
New legislation on the transportation of dangerous goods was introduced in South Australia on 1 January 2009 to bring it into harmony with national safety initiatives.
Flir has published a free 28-page guide to IR thermography for both experienced and novice users of the technology.
Flir Systems has released three i-Series thermal imaging cameras — the i40, i50 and i60.
New laws in Queensland will enable elected workplace OHS representatives to issue provisional improvement notices where risks are identified, enabling OHS matters to be dealt with locally and promptly.