Hazardous goods > Handling

WA releases dangerous goods safety guide

20 January, 2022

The guide is specifically designed for consignors of dangerous goods packages below placard load quantity.

Enhanced copper surfaces developed to improve health and safety

18 January, 2022

Researchers have developed a new copper surface that can kill bacteria more than 100 times faster than standard copper, to combat the threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

SWA releases guidance to reduce exposure to ultraviolet radiation

18 January, 2022

Safe Work Australia has released a fact sheet to help persons conducting a business or undertaking manage the risks of solar ultraviolate radiation (UVR) in the workplace.

NSW Resources Regulator announces compliance priorities

11 January, 2022

The NSW Resources Regulator has published the key compliance priorities for January–June 2022, to increase industry confidence in its regulatory activities.

WA releases draft work health and safety regulations

23 December, 2021

Western Australia has released exposure drafts of regulations, before the commencement of work health and safety reforms in March 2022.

Silica dust detection device to protect NSW workers from silicosis

07 December, 2021

Field trials of a new technology that is designed to detect dangerous levels of respirable crystalline silica are underway in NSW, as part of the NSW Dust Strategy 2020–22.

Finalists revealed for 2021 WorkSafe Awards

03 December, 2021

Businesses, health and safety representatives, and people who have returned to work after injury are among the finalists for Victoria's 2021 WorkSafe Awards.

SWA releases Comparative Performance Monitoring report

02 December, 2021

The 23rd edition of the Comparative Performance Monitoring report has been released by Safe Work Australia, providing trend analyses on WHS regulations in Australia.

New regulations for exposure to CO2 in underground mines take effect

25 November, 2021

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014, regarding the exposure standards for carbon dioxide in underground mines, have come into effect.

Campaign urges tradespeople to think twice about asbestos

19 November, 2021

The annual National Asbestos Awareness Week campaign aims to raise awareness among key trades about the health risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres.

Two companies charged over high-pressure concrete blast

12 November, 2021

Two companies have been charged after pressurised concrete was sprayed across a worksite, striking three workers and a member of the public.

Metal fabricator fined after worker suffers severe burns

09 November, 2021

Sheet metal fabrication company PGQW and its director have been fined $650,000 after a worker suffered burns to 30% of his body in a workplace incident in 2018.

Rostering system optimises shift work for trucking, construction workers

29 October, 2021

A cloud-based rostering system has been developed to improve alertness, productivity and safety among workers in the trucking, construction and mining industries.

WA seeking feedback on mine safety management system guidance

21 October, 2021

A Draft Code of Practice: Mine safety management system has been released for public consultation, to help mine operators maintain workplace health and safety.

Winners of 2021 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards revealed

15 October, 2021

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has congratulated the winners of the awards for their commitment to keeping Queenslanders safe at work.

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