Hazardous goods > Handling

Company fined after worker injures hand in Hippo mixer

03 May, 2021

A flooring company has been fined $50,000 after a young labourer sustained injuries to his wrist and finger after getting his hand caught in a Hippo mixer.

Treatments for mesothelioma: researchers trial curcumin

19 March, 2021

Flinders University researchers will be testing the feasibility of using curcumin as a treatment for malignant mesothelioma, which impacts workers in a range of occupations.

Queensland updates regulations for low density asbestos board

04 March, 2021

As of 1 May 2021, low density asbestos fibre board will be classed as a friable asbestos, with removal to be performed by a class A licensed asbestos removalist.

Safety campaign to reduce wounds in SA manufacturing industry

23 February, 2021

SafeWork SA plans to launch a safety campaign on 1 March 2021, to reduce laceration injuries in the South Australian fabricated metal production industry.

SWA releases webinar to support transition to GHS 7

05 February, 2021

Businesses that manufacture, import, supply or use hazardous chemicals are encouraged to watch a webinar from Safe Work Australia about the transition to GHS 7.

Protect-Air HoseGuard air safety fuses

01 February, 2021

The HoseGuard air safety fuses reduce the risk of whiplash from thrashing hoses, protecting compressed air hoses and pipes.

Updated WHS Regulations now in effect for South Australia

14 January, 2021

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations for South Australia, including to air monitoring during asbestos removal, came into effect this month.

Company fined $16K for unsafe demolition, asbestos removal

10 November, 2020

A demolition company and its two directors have been fined $16,000 for improperly demolishing a house which had asbestos-containing material.

Unplanned explosive incident at underground mine

04 November, 2020

SafeWork SA is reminding mine operators to develop, implement and maintain safe systems of work, after an explosives incident at an underground mine.

Whiteley Corporation Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

01 October, 2020

The infection-control product is designed to defend against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), which may be present on healthcare surfaces.

SWA releases resources for halved silica dust WES

22 September, 2020

Safe Work Australia has published resources for PCBUs working with respirable crystalline silica, after the workplace exposure standard for silica dust was halved.

SafeWork SA cracks down on asbestos licence holder compliance

17 September, 2020

SafeWork SA inspectors have commenced a proactive compliance campaign after suspending a class B removal licence for non-compliance.

SafeWork SA suspends licence for asbestos assessor

18 August, 2020

SafeWork SA has suspended the licence for an asbestos assessor, after an investigation found that the assessor did not undertake proper clearance inspection.

UniPrint antimicrobial film for coronavirus protection

10 July, 2020

UniPrint's antimicrobial film has recently passed certification that proves its efficiency in combating the viral load of coronaviruses.

Asbestos-cement water pipe management: call for comment

09 July, 2020

Until 7 August, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is calling for public consultation on its draft Asbestos-Cement Water and Sewer Pipe Management Guidelines.

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