Uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone banned in Vic06 September, 2019
Victoria has banned uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone to help protect workers from exposure to crystalline silica dust.
Worker suffers serious burns in vehicle LPG tank fire12 August, 2019
WHS Queensland believes the worker was using a battery-operated screwdriver to remove screws on the LPG tank. This acted as an ignition source and started a fire.
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.
Safe Work Australia seeks feedback on new GHS rollout06 June, 2019
Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback as it looks to adopt version seven of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
How to correctly contain a hazardous liquid spill09 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Pratt Safety Systems
It is essential for businesses that use or store hazardous liquids to implement effective spill containment strategies.
Welding fume and cancer risks in Australia01 April, 2019 | Supplied by: AWS Pty Ltd
In early 2017 welding fume was reclassified as carcinogenic to humans, highlighting a direct relationship between inhaling the fumes and contracting cancer.
Chemical stockpile removal process now underway06 February, 2019
Work is currently underway to remove a stockpile of chemicals stored at eight sites around Epping and Campellfield.
Dangerous chemicals removed from Vic sites17 January, 2019
Detailed planning and preliminary work to removed stockpiled chemicals from various sites is currently being undertaken by a WorkSafe Victoria taskforce.
Warning issued about toxic chemicals in swimming pool06 December, 2018
Toxic chemicals have been inadvertently released at a Picton public swimming pool in Sydney.
Choosing the right chemical protective clothing for the job26 November, 2018 | Supplied by: DuPont Australia Pty Ltd
Standards play a huge role in helping the user select the right garment for chemical protection.
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.
Factory fire prompts chemical storage safety blitz03 September, 2018
Investigations are underway into a factory fire at West Footscray, after the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) said it may have been suspicious.
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.