Hazardous goods

Safety alert issued as flood clean-up commences in Qld

03 March, 2022

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has advised employers to be vigilant and maintain safety as they prepare to clean up in or around their workplaces.


Mobile health unit to screen for dust diseases on Qld mine sites

21 February, 2022

Queensland miners will have more protection from lung diseases following the launch of a mobile health unit to screen for black lung and other mine dust diseases.


Qld issues safety alert after four injured in explosion

17 February, 2022

A safety alert about the risks of handling hazardous goods has been issued after four people were injured following a workplace explosion and fire.


SWA releases guidelines for exposure to organophosphate pesticides

31 January, 2022

Safe Work Australia has released guidelines to help medical practitioners monitor the health of workers exposed to organophosphate pesticides.


WA releases dangerous goods safety guide

20 January, 2022

The guide is specifically designed for consignors of dangerous goods packages below placard load quantity.


Asbestos-cement water pipe management guidelines released

20 January, 2022

ASEA has released guidelines to help water and sewerage providers reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres released from asbestos-cement (AC) pipes.


SWA releases guidance to reduce exposure to ultraviolet radiation

18 January, 2022

Safe Work Australia has released a fact sheet to help persons conducting a business or undertaking manage the risks of solar ultraviolate radiation (UVR) in the workplace.


Enhanced copper surfaces developed to improve health and safety

18 January, 2022

Researchers have developed a new copper surface that can kill bacteria more than 100 times faster than standard copper, to combat the threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.


HEMCO Drench shower

14 January, 2022 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

The HEMCO Drench shower features a combination shower and eye/face wash, for immediate drenching of personnel that have been exposed to hazardous chemicals.


NSW Resources Regulator announces compliance priorities

11 January, 2022

The NSW Resources Regulator has published the key compliance priorities for January–June 2022, to increase industry confidence in its regulatory activities.


WA releases draft work health and safety regulations

23 December, 2021

Western Australia has released exposure drafts of regulations, before the commencement of work health and safety reforms in March 2022.


Silica dust detection device to protect NSW workers from silicosis

07 December, 2021

Field trials of a new technology that is designed to detect dangerous levels of respirable crystalline silica are underway in NSW, as part of the NSW Dust Strategy 2020–22.


Finalists revealed for 2021 WorkSafe Awards

03 December, 2021

Businesses, health and safety representatives, and people who have returned to work after injury are among the finalists for Victoria's 2021 WorkSafe Awards.


Extraction systems for welder protection: a handy overview

03 December, 2021 by Jochen Kemper, Head of Sales Export, Kemper | Supplied by: Kemper GmbH

Extraction systems that reliably detect hazardous substances are among the key respiratory protections for welders; here is an overview of the systems available.


SWA releases Comparative Performance Monitoring report

02 December, 2021

The 23rd edition of the Comparative Performance Monitoring report has been released by Safe Work Australia, providing trend analyses on WHS regulations in Australia.


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