The way that chemicals are managed in New Zealand is about to undergo some changes.
Asbestos containing material (ACM) was allegedly spread throughout a property after a contractor used a high-pressure water spray on a roof.
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.
After an exposure to a hazardous substance, any delay, even for a few seconds, can result in serious injury.
Despite being banned from use in Australia from 2004, asbestos is still causing issues for many workplaces.
A report has estimated that the cost associated with asbestos-related diseases in one year is over $500 million.
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.
The federal government's response to a per- and polyfluorolkyl substances contamination in Katherine will be discussed at a parliamentary committee.
A laser that can 'smell' different gases could improve workplace safety with its ability to detect industrial contamination and monitor the environment.
Another 755 chemicals have been added to the Hazardous Chemical Information System.
Licensed asbestos removalists with poor practice records are being targeted by a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland audit.
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.
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.
The removal of asbestos from the roof at Bundaberg's bulk sugar terminals will be carried out by Wiley.
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.