WorkCover to target wine industry safety04 April, 2008
Industrial Relations Minister John Della Bosca recently announced a new WorkCover safety campaign targeting the NSW wine industry.
Explosives transportation draft code out for public comment03 April, 2008
The Australian Forum of Explosives Regulators (AFER) recently released a draft of the Australian Code for ‘Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail, Third Edition’ (Australian Explosives Code) for public comment.
NSW shuts out specialised workers compensation insurers26 March, 2008
The NSW government has announced that the state’s workers compensation system is now closed to any specialised workers compensation insurers.
Fast extraction system slashes cleaning duties for powder coater06 March, 2008
A powder coating facility on the Gold Coast has completely upgraded its dust handling system to optimise occupational health and safety standards for employees, plus gain a system that is largely self-cleaning
Pipe fittings21 February, 2008
Philmac has released a range of pipe fittings with improved durability and unique safety features, specifically for the mining industry.
New asbestos regulations11 January, 2008
WorkCover NSW issued a reminder that as of 1 January 2008, the threshold for the removal, repair and disturbance of bonded asbestos has been reduced to 10 m².
'Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities' goes online18 December, 2007
The Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HWSA) chair, John Watson, today announced the launch of a website for the national body at www.hwsa.org.au.
Remembering Bernie Banton05 December, 2007
A state funeral held today has honoured Bernie Banton, the face of anti-asbestos campaigns across Australia, after his death last Tuesday.
Industry expert receives QTA Safety Award30 November, 2007
Peter Thompson from Kagan Logistics has received the 2007 Queensland Trucking Association Industry Safety Award, presented by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).
Contractor’s guilt no mitigation for employer’s culpability29 November, 2007
A NSW company has been fined $130,000 for risks taken by one of their contractors.
Non-toxic roof flashing19 October, 2007
Wakaflex is a non-lead, flexible, non-toxic and lightweight replacement for all abutments and rising roof structures where lead would have traditionally been used.
MUARC celebrates 20 years of safety initiatives in November16 October, 2007
The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), the largest injury prevention centre in the Southern Hemisphere, is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a gala dinner on 14 November 2007.
Training for beverage-dispensing gases standard12 October, 2007
BOC is helping businesses comply with the new AS5034 standard for beverage-dispensing gases, which comes into effect on 1 January 2008.
Coming up: Work Safe Week09 October, 2007
Workers in all occupations across Victoria are being urged to â€œlearn the latest and stay up to dateâ€ by attending a free seminar during this year's Work Safe Week.
ACT cracks down on asbestos management18 September, 2007
New laws for the ACT have commenced this month for asbestos management in non-residential premises.