Hazardous goods > Handling

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.

Exposure to lead affects brain

19 January, 2009

Tha dangers of long-term exposure to lead have been highlighted in a recent university report, with key concerns over its neurological effects.

Too many Tasmanian employers know too little about asbestos

19 January, 2009

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.

New rules for transporting dangerous goods in SA

05 January, 2009

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.

Silvent 755-L Safety air gun

01 December, 2008

The Silvent 755-L Safety Air Gun is claimed to reduce noise by up to 73% and air usage by up to 49% over an open pipe at 10 mm diameter.

Thermal imaging cameras

01 December, 2008

Flir Systems has released three i-Series thermal imaging cameras — the i40, i50 and i60.

Queensland OHS laws change

01 December, 2008

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.

Thermography guide

01 December, 2008

Flir has published a free 28-page guide to IR thermography for both experienced and novice users of the technology.

WorkSafe highlights air receiver explosion risks

27 November, 2008

To warn workers about the potential dangers of air receivers, WorkSafe Victoria has issued a new guide on how to safely install and maintain this equipment.

Asbestos management and control literature review released

18 November, 2008

ASCC has released a report on the information available locally and internationally on the control and management of asbestos, following a review on the literature currently available on the topic.

Hazardous area scales

13 November, 2008

Powercell MTX is a hermetically sealed IP68-/IP69K-rated digital load cell used for vehicle-scale applications that can also be safely deployed in hazardous environments such as transportation of flammable and explosive materials.

Opacity monitor

13 November, 2008

The DynOptic Systems SM-202 opacity monitor is a dust particle and smoke monitoring system designed for use in industrial applications.

Garbage compressor

11 October, 2008

The Block is a 1000 kg concrete block that is used by a forklift to compress rubbish on the ground or in a bin, cutting rubbish pick-up costs by improving waste compacting and management.

Protruding bar caps

11 October, 2008

Life Guard Caps provide impalement protection from the exposed ends of reinforcing bars, bolts, pegs, stakes, star pickets and other projecting hazards in the workplace.

Wastewater company tops national safety awards

08 October, 2008

Sunset Coast Water took out the major award in the 2008 National Safety Council of Australia's (NSCA) SKILLED Group National Safety Awards of Excellence.

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