Hazardous goods

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. 

Industrial labelling: for safety and efficiency

14 October, 2019 by Charlie Holmes* | Supplied by: Avery Products Pty Ltd

Industrial labelling is more important than many may realise. Avery Products' Charlie Holmes explores key areas where efficient labelling is effective.

Xtreme Freight Packaged Dangerous Goods App

24 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Xtreme Freight

Xtreme Freight's Packaged Dangerous Goods App is designed to improve compliance, management, reporting, training and safety around dangerous goods.

Uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone banned in Vic

06 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 fire

12 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 drum

17 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 rollout

06 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 spill

09 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 Australia

01 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 underway

06 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 sites

17 January, 2019

Detailed planning and preliminary work to removed stockpiled chemicals from various sites is currently being undertaken by a WorkSafe Victoria taskforce.

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