Hazardous goods > Handling

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.


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.


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.


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.


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