Hazardous goods > Handling

Safety an issue in Victorian workplaces

12 June, 2007

The recent deaths of two men in Victorian workplaces have led to an appeal by WorkSafe for industries to review workplace safety.

Working with asbestos

21 May, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

The Asbestos Disease Society of Victoria believes that almost everyone has been exposed to some asbestos fibre at some point, but for most the risk is very small. Reassuring words, but why does the mere mention of asbestos send a shiver down the spine?

Fire and gas safety system for refinery

15 May, 2007

A Yokogawa ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system (SIS) will be the nucleus of a new fire and gas safety system at Shell's Clyde (NSW) refinery. The contract includes the control system, system engineering and installation and supervision

Dust collectors

19 April, 2007

Keeping things clean and saving you money - Donaldson's new Modular Baghouse dust collectors offer the perfect solution for cleaning up the industrial work environment.

Australia set to align with EU chemical standards

19 April, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

In Australia today, there is no national approach to the management and control of workplace hazardous chemicals. Codes and practices are governed by each state and territory, which makes it difficult to impose national OH&S regulations

Asbestos disease predictions too low

11 April, 2007

The future incidence of asbestos-related disease has been underestimated, according to an epidemiologist from The Australian National University.

Dust collectors

20 March, 2007

Keeping things clean and saving you money - Donaldson's new Modular Baghouse dust collectors offer the perfect solution for cleaning up the industrial work environment.

Safeguarding a new OPAL reactor

20 March, 2007

A $350 million OPAL reactor is soon to produce neutrons for eight neutron beam instruments (NBI) that will enable scientists to investigate the atomic structure of new materials, chemical reaction kinetics and biological processes

Reckless endangerment charges after explosion

19 March, 2007

Two men will stand trial under the ‘reckless endangerment’ provision of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after making acetylene gas bombs at one of the men’s workplaces.

Asbestos inspection program in SA

02 March, 2007

An inspection program targeting asbestos will take place in Western Australia throughout March.

Industry forces extension to chemical standard

02 March, 2007

Concerns from the chemical industry have forced the ASCC to extend the deadline for comment on the proposed National OHS Standards for Managing Workplace Hazardous Chemicals.

Dust containment system

21 February, 2007

A dust containment system has been designed to maintain OHS standards for employees in the pharmaceutical and tablet making industry.

Toxic chemical clean-up developed

18 January, 2007

Australian scientists are developing a way to clean one of the world’s most toxic yet widely-used chemicals.

Better incidence reporting to protect workers

06 December, 2006

New Zealand’s OHS regulator is urging GPs to improve their reporting of work-related diseases and injuries to prevent co-workers from the same conditions.

Australia to adopt more international standards

17 November, 2006

A productivity report into Standards Australia has recommended more organisations be accredited to develop Australian standards, as well as the adoption of more international standards.

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