Hazardous goods > Handling

NZ reviews chemical management safety

17 October, 2018

The way that chemicals are managed in New Zealand is about to undergo some changes.


Contractor spreads asbestos during roof repairs

31 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 Qld

27 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 booth

23 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 2018

17 August, 2018

Despite being banned from use in Australia from 2004, asbestos is still causing issues for many workplaces.


Asbestos-related diseases are costing millions

10 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 ute

07 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 committee

18 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 contamination

13 June, 2018

A laser that can 'smell' different gases could improve workplace safety with its ability to detect industrial contamination and monitor the environment.


Hazardous chemical database updated to improve safety

10 May, 2018

Another 755 chemicals have been added to the Hazardous Chemical Information System.


Audit intensifies for unsafe asbestos removalists

27 March, 2018

Licensed asbestos removalists with poor practice records are being targeted by a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland audit.


Down to the wire

06 March, 2018

Wire brushes offer a relatively useful solution for surface cleaning and corrosion removal, but newly available alternatives are delivering superior performance and improved worker safety.


Reclassification of Welding Fume as Carcinogenic: from an Australian Perspective

01 March, 2018

There is no doubt that the recent reclassification of welding fume as carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for the Research on Cancer (IARC) has encouraged many welders and workplaces to rethink their stance on welders' respiratory protection.


Asbestos cladding to be removed from sugar storage sheds

01 March, 2018

The removal of asbestos from the roof at Bundaberg's bulk sugar terminals will be carried out by Wiley.


Response to contamination from fire-damaged asbestos materials — a structured approach

19 February, 2018 by Dave Collins

In the unfortunate event of fire in a property containing asbestos it is essential to undertake a measured and structured response to ensure the safety of all involved, as well as the safety of the wider public.


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