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COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for WA FIFO, resources sector workers

08 October, 2021

New public health directions have made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for FIFO and other resources sector workers in Western Australia.


University of Illinois to review NSW coal industry health scheme

08 October, 2021

The University of Illinois (Chicago) will conduct an independent quality assurance review of the coal industry health surveillance scheme in New South Wales.


The importance of a strong safety culture during the pandemic

01 October, 2021

A strong safety culture is a key goal for any organisation, but with regulations putting more pressure on the individual, how can workplaces ensure safety is prioritised?


SA businesses heed warnings about silica dust exposure

16 September, 2021

A SafeWork SA compliance campaign has found that businesses have improved their compliance and minimised the risk of exposure to respirable crystalline silica.


NT cattle contractor charged after 2019 Avgas drum explosion

02 September, 2021

An NT cattle-mustering contractor has been convicted and fined $20,000 after a young worker was severely burnt in an explosion and left for six days before being hospitalised.


Protect-Air HoseGuard air safety fuses

01 September, 2021

The HoseGuard is a safety device that immediately shuts off the air flow should the volume of air exceed a set value.


Protection against respirable crystalline silica: a focus on coveralls

14 July, 2021 by DuPont Personal Protection

For respirable crystalline silica, protective coveralls that minimise dust particulate penetration through to the garments being worn underneath the coverall are critically important.


KEMPER VacuFil i high-vacuum extraction units

08 July, 2021

The VacuFil 125i, 150i and 250i digital extraction units from KEMPER combine easy handling with needs-based extraction capacity.


Charges laid after worker injured in Airport Link Project

30 June, 2021

WorkSafe WA has laid charges against Salini Australia, after a worker suffered a serious head injury during construction of the Forrestfield Airport Link tunnel.


Watering down the risks of silica dust in the workplace

30 June, 2021

Cancer Council Australia has launched a safety campaign to encourage Australian workers to use adequate protection measures when exposed to silica dust.


SWA launches campaign to combat lung disease in the workplace

24 June, 2021

Safe Work Australia has launched a campaign to raise awareness of occupational lung disease.


ABF cracks down on imported asbestos-laced building products

17 June, 2021

The Australian Border Force is taking action against the importation of building materials at risk of containing asbestos, which is prohibited in Australia.


Qld Govt commits $5m to fund dust lung disease research

27 May, 2021

The Queensland Government will invest $5 million in research to protect workers from occupational dust lung disease, silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis.


SafeWork SA prioritises asbestos licence compliance

19 May, 2021

SafeWork SA has commenced a compliance audit of licensed asbestos removal jobs, to ensure regulation requirements are met.


Ensure chemical safety with the right equipment

07 May, 2021

Businesses are urged to ensure they have the right equipment for handling hazardous chemicals, after a worker was injured while decanting acidic liquid.


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