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How robots are making nuclear facilities safer

09 November, 2023

Sellafield, a UK-based nuclear site, has increasingly made use of robots to enhance safety for its workers.


New resources launched for National Asbestos Awareness Month

06 November, 2023

A suite of new resources has been launched to mark National Asbestos Awareness Month and to ensure Australians continue to learn to manage asbestos safely.


Silicosis support service launched for patients

08 September, 2023

Lung Foundation Australia has launched a Silicosis Social Work program, a free, telephone-based support network for people living with silicosis, their family and carers.


CFMEU backs national engineered stone ban

25 August, 2023

The CFMEU has called for Labor to ban the manufacture, use and import of all engineered stone products.


Improving safety by predicting mine disasters

22 August, 2023

Safety can be improved in mines through greater monitoring of wind, gas density and temperatures, according to a new study.


SA introduces tougher rules for working with engineered stone

02 August, 2023

South Australia will implement tougher rules around the use of engineered stone from 1 September 2023, amid an ongoing national inquiry into a ban on the products.


Free lung health checks offered to former miners

12 July, 2023

Former and retired mine and quarry workers in Queensland are encouraged to get a free lung health check to detect mine dust lung diseases.


Welding safety at the forefront for industry, govt and statutory bodies

23 June, 2023

The Australian welding industry is collaborating with government and statutory bodies to ensure that appropriate strategies are in place to reduce welder exposure to fumes.


Worker fatalities prompt safety reminder about industrial gates

23 June, 2023

SafeWork NSW has called for those who own industrial gates to get them checked, after a number of serious incidents, including two deaths, occurred between 2017 and 2022.


SWA seeks feedback on exposure to non-threshold genotoxic carcinogens

16 June, 2023

Safe Work Australia has encouraged stakeholders to complete a survey about the presence of non-threshold genotoxic carcinogens in Australian workplaces.


Safety warning after worker seriously burned in heater fire

13 June, 2023

SafeWork SA has issued a safety warning after a worker was burned while refuelling a heating device in an Adelaide hotel.


More funding for early detection of silicosis

17 May, 2023

Monash University has received a funding boost for research projects related to the early screening and detection of silicosis.


Getting across the new silica dust code of practice

04 May, 2023

The construction industry in Queensland now has Australia's first code of practice for the management of respirable crystalline silica (RCS).


Survey released for workers at risk of exposure to silica dust

05 April, 2023

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a survey to help shape the resources for workers who are at risk of exposure to silica dust.


Asbestos removal company fined $85,000 for safety breaches

03 April, 2023

A Victorian demolition and asbestos removal company has been fined for working from height and asbestos removal safety breaches.


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