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Coming up: Work Safe Week

09 October, 2007

Workers in all occupations across Victoria are being urged to “learn the latest and stay up to date†by attending a free seminar during this year's Work Safe Week.


ACT cracks down on asbestos management

18 September, 2007

New laws for the ACT have commenced this month for asbestos management in non-residential premises.


Victoria tightens rules on chemical usage

07 August, 2007

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2007 came into force on 24 July 2007, considerably improving the framework for monitoring agricultural and veterinary chemical use in Victoria.


Orchard fined after worker is shot

30 July, 2007

SafeWork SA has warned farmers to include firearm safety in their OHS after a case before the SA Industrial Relations Court last Friday.


New asbestos safety laws in NSW

04 July, 2007

New laws came into effect on 1 July 2007 in NSW, governing asbestos removal to improve safety in homes and workplaces.


Halogen-free pipe system

20 June, 2007

CalAir Pipe Systems has formulated a halogen-free, flame-retardant version of its pipe systems. It retains all the established advantages of polymers — including good flexibility — but doesn’t lose its strength or pressure capabilities under demanding operational conditions.


$22,000 fine for 'bunny bombing' injury

15 June, 2007

A Tintinara farmer was fined $22,000 plus costs last week for a lack of safety procedures with explosives on his farm, which led to an employee losing his hand two years ago.


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


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