Worker burnt while hot cutting flammable steel drum17 July, 2019
A South Australian worker has sustained serious burns while cutting a steel drum with oxy-acetylene equipment.
Welding fume and cancer risks in Australia01 April, 2019
In early 2017 welding fume was reclassified as carcinogenic to humans, highlighting a direct relationship between inhaling the fumes and contracting cancer.
Asbestos awareness campaign05 December, 2018
Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister and safety advocates Julie and Don Sager discuss the importance of asbestos safety awareness.
Recycling sharps responsibly21 November, 2018
Sharps or needlestick injuries are a risk not only to healthcare workers, but anyone who comes into contact with them.
NT builder pays $200K after illegal asbestos removal08 November, 2018
After being charged with illegal asbestos removal, a Darwin company will spend more than $200,000 to improve asbestos safety in the NT.
DIY renovators warned of asbestos risks31 October, 2018
A new report in the Medical Journal of Australia suggests that the proportion of asbestos-related cancer deaths being caused by DIY renovations is increasing.
NZ reviews chemical management safety17 October, 2018
The way that chemicals are managed in New Zealand is about to undergo some changes.
Contractor spreads asbestos during roof repairs31 August, 2018
Asbestos containing material (ACM) was allegedly spread throughout a property after a contractor used a high-pressure water spray on a roof.
Anglo American's mine site innovation wins top prize in Qld27 August, 2018
An engineering control that isolates workers from the source of dust at mine sites has won the top prize at the Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Awards.
HEMCO emergency safety shower decontamination booth23 August, 2018
After an exposure to a hazardous substance, any delay, even for a few seconds, can result in serious injury.
Asbestos still a major issue in 201817 August, 2018
Despite being banned from use in Australia from 2004, asbestos is still causing issues for many workplaces.
Asbestos-related diseases are costing millions10 August, 2018
A report has estimated that the cost associated with asbestos-related diseases in one year is over $500 million.
Man killed by gas explosion in work ute07 August, 2018
The tragic death of a man outside a south side Canberra school late on 2 August 2018 was caused by a gas explosion in a work vehicle.
PFAS contamination response explored by committee18 July, 2018
The federal government's response to a per- and polyfluorolkyl substances contamination in Katherine will be discussed at a parliamentary committee.
Gas-smelling laser detects industrial contamination13 June, 2018
A laser that can 'smell' different gases could improve workplace safety with its ability to detect industrial contamination and monitor the environment.