Hazardous goods

$375,000 fine over concrete pumping fatality

24 April, 2020

A Sydney-based concrete pumping facility and its director have been fined a total of $385,000 after a worker suffered fatal head injuries at a site in Fairfield.

Victorian company charged over chemical fire

23 April, 2020

A Victorian company has been charged with three offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following an explosion and chemical fire at a warehouse.

City of Armadale fined additional $80K for 2014 incident

22 April, 2020

The City of Armadale in Perth has been fined a total of $110,000 after a man was seriously injured by a front-end loader at a waste disposal site.

Gas bottle explosion lands Victorian company a $300K fine

20 April, 2020

A December 2017 gas bottle explosion that left a worker permanently disabled has resulted in a $300,000 fine for a Victorian maintenance firm.

Vic company faces new charges for chemical stockpiling

16 March, 2020

Bradbury Industrial Services is facing 21 additional charges from WorkSafe Victoria, for stockpiling dangerous goods at a warehouse in Craigieburn, Victoria.

Moisture seal-out solutions in fuel handling

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: CSGtech

Water contamination is a key safety concern in liquid-fuelled machinery. This case study details a recent sealing challenge involving underground fuel storage.

Cut to Size Wearguard polycarbonates

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

Wearguard polycarbonates are transparent, with a heat resistance of up to 150°C. They are suitable for see-through safety and protective applications.

Employer fined $40K for acid accident

04 March, 2020

The director of cleaning chemicals manufacturer B&J Industries was fined $40,000 after an employee sustained permanent scarring from an acetic acid spill.

Charges laid over chemical stockpiles in Victoria

06 February, 2020

WorkSafe has charged a waste management company for stockpiling toxic chemicals in a Campbellfield warehouse, thereby breaching the Dangerous Goods Act.

SafeWork NSW provides advice on smoky workplaces

28 January, 2020

SafeWork NSW has advised employers to monitor indoor and outdoor air quality levels, to provide a safe working environment for employees.

Mining company fined $110,000 after rock fall

14 January, 2020

Mandalay Resources Costerfield Operations has received a $110,000 fine, after a rock fall left an employee with serious injuries.

Walls, roofs and insulation not the only asbestos harbourers, ASEA warns

28 November, 2019

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is urging trades workers to think beyond roofs, walls and insulation when assessing asbestos exposure risk.

Dust control system targets silica threat

25 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Guarda Systems

An Australian-invented dust control system aims to combat the silica dust threat by extracting hazardous materials during the cutting process.

Serstech 100 Indicator handheld raman spectrometer

06 November, 2019 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The Serstech 100 Indicator handheld raman spectrometer is a lightweight (650 g), safe and easy-to-use raman spectrometer that can identify any solid or liquid chemical substance in seconds.

Duty holders called to clean up after West Footscray fire

29 October, 2019

The owners and occupiers of last year's West Footscray fire site have been demanded to remove waste and render any residual dangerous goods harmless. 

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