Hazardous goods

Inadequate safety systems for chemicals results in prosecution

15 February, 2010

A Victorian company that manufactures fireproof clothing was fined $135,000 over an incident where a worker received corrosive chemical burns to the face.

New methyl bromide research in NZ

09 February, 2010

Research findings by the University of Canterbury in New Zealand that point to the hazards of fumigant methyl bromide have been welcomed by Maritime Union.

Dealing with asbestos in Tasmania

09 February, 2010

A new report on handling asbestos has been released by the Tasmanian government.

Industrial cleaner linked to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease

09 February, 2010

A recent study in the US has linked Parkinson's disease with a once-popular industrial cleaner.

Cabinet-making campaign in WA reveals areas of concern

04 February, 2010

An extensive WorkSafe WA inspection campaign in cabinet-making workplaces has revealed some significant areas of concern about safety issues.

Spill Station Hughes Safety Shower range

28 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Spill Station Australia

The Hughes Safety Shower range of emergency safety showers and eyewash units is designed to operate in a wide variety of environments, from extreme heat to extreme cold.

Champion Compressors Electronic Service Device

28 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Hitachi Global Air Power

A customised wireless handheld Electronic Service Device (ESD) is now being used by Champion Compressors service technicians.

Actisafe Actidrum drum storage range

27 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Actisafe

The Actidrum drum storage range handles 200 L drums and gas cylinders in various situations and includes outdoor drum storage units, flammable goods storage cabinets, gas bottle safety cages, drum funnels, drum bins and spill pallets.

AMS Instrumentation HygroPro intrinsically safe moisture transmitter

27 January, 2010 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

HygroPro is a loop-powered, intrinsically safe moisture transmitter for measuring the moisture content in gases and non-aqueous liquids in pipeline natural gas, petrochemical, power generation, pharmaceutical, process and industrial applications.

Tennant Ecolab Scrub-N-G floor scrubber/vac system

15 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

The Ecolab Scrub-N-G floor scrubber/vac system, designed for use in quick-service restaurants, is claimed to be able to clean floors up to 63% faster and more thoroughly than using a traditional mop and bucket as well as drying faster, thereby reducing the risk of slip-and-fall accidents.

Spill Station Australia TSS660EA Hazchem spill kit

15 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Spill Station Australia

The TSS660EA Hazchem spill kit is sufficiently large to enable fast coverage for large chemical or hazmat spills.

Exair Chip Trapper

14 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The Exair Chip Trapper offers a fast, easy way to clean solids such as chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids by vacuuming the liquid that is filled with debris into a 209 L drum, trapping all the solids in a re-usable filter bag and pumping clean liquid back out.

Enware Australia EL485 handheld eyewash and body spray

14 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Enware Australia Pty Ltd

The EL485 handheld eyewash and body spray provides quick response to hazard spills, featuring dual outlets with stay-open ball valve activation that allows for hands-free flushing of eyes in industrial, commercial and educational applications.

Nano: the new science with lots of unanswered questions

19 December, 2009

Greater transparency and public engagement about the potential opportunities and risks presented by nanotechnology is required, according to a new report by The Australia Institute.

Secure construction sites can prevent tragedy

15 December, 2009

With the onset of the holiday period and shutdown of many construction sites, WorkCover NSW has issued a warning to site controllers to ensure their sites are adequately secured.

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