Hazardous goods > Handling

Ventilation system

19 October, 2006

Without monitoring, it is not possible to determine if a shipping container is safe to enter. Regulations, such as those of WorkSafe Victoria, have guidelines requiring 24 hour open-door ventilation. Similarly, the Australian Standard Fumigation Procedures require at least six hours' ventilation of containers after fumigation.

Australian workplaces are safer than ever

11 October, 2006

Statistics released yesterday by the ASCC suggest that Australian workplaces are becoming safer.

New licensing for asbestos removal

01 September, 2006

New licensing requirements for the commercial removal of asbestos were announced yesterday by NSW Minister for Commerce, John Della Bosca.

Food grade dust collector

14 August, 2006

The Dalamatic DU453/K11 reverse pulse jet cleaning system dust collector has a 7.5 KW fan and can achieve an extraction rate of 3500 m3/h.

Work stopped at Adelaide site

18 July, 2006

Prohibition notices stopping some of the work at an Adelaide building site remain in place after three workers were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation on 13 July.

Dangerous goods storage solutions

13 July, 2006

The recent introduction of AS1940/2004 for the storage of dangerous goods has meant that organisations storing any flammable, poisonous or hazardous goods in the workplace must now comply to strict new guidelines.

Asbestos under the microscope

09 June, 2006

Workplace safety authorities across Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to improve the level of compliance in demolition work and any associated asbestos removal work that creates potential risks to workers and the general public.

Fireworks dangers media conference

02 June, 2006

The consumer fireworks sale period commences on Monday 5 June in the lead up to the Queens birthday long weekend on 10, 11 and 12 June.

Power Towels/Hand cleaner wipes

12 April, 2006

Power Towels are available in two varieties. One is a white single textured towel, the other a purple dual-textured towel. Carefully selected dermatologically-safe ingredients are blended with six conditioners to moisturise and protect your skin.

Hydrocarbon-resistant tubing

15 March, 2006

VerderFuel tubing is specifically designed to offer resistance against embrittlement, cracking and swelling of the tube caused by hydrocarbon-based fluids.

Working with wood and its derivatives

07 March, 2006

Recently, Safety Solutions magazine spoke at length to Dr Alan Halligan, from the Australian Wood and Paperboard Association, about the real and perceived dangers about the dust generation. Following is an abbreviated transcript of that interview

Mechanics warned over re-gassing hazards

30 January, 2006

WorkCover NSW and Fair Trading’s Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Authority are urging consumers and vehicle repairers to be aware of hazards when re-gassing Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning systems (MVACs) with flammable hydrocarbon gases.

OZ and NZ work together on demolition safety

17 January, 2006

Demolition and Asbestos work has been identified by Australia's and New Zealand's heads of workplace safety authorities as an area of significant risk requiring a coordinated approach within the construction industry.

Noxious fumes in work areas

01 September, 2003

Two recent hospital projects demonstrate that improved safety in the workplace is easily achieved by using products designed and manufactured in Australia

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