Two men will stand trial under the â€˜reckless endangermentâ€™ provision of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after making acetylene gas bombs at one of the menâ€™s workplaces.
An inspection program targeting asbestos will take place in Western Australia throughout March.
Concerns from the chemical industry have forced the ASCC to extend the deadline for comment on the proposed National OHS Standards for Managing Workplace Hazardous Chemicals.
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) claims to be increasing its focus on safety with the appointment of a senior safety adviser.
Australian scientists are developing a way to clean one of the worldâ€™s most toxic yet widely-used chemicals.
The New Pig kit range includes the Universal Kits, Haz-Mat Kits and the Oil-Only Kits. The kits have no loose absorbents and are constructed to deploy products as they are required for emergency spill response. Kits also have additional mats on top for small incidental spills, so the user will not need to empty the whole kit or reach to the bottom to find products for absorbing small spills.
New Zealandâ€™s OHS regulator is urging GPs to improve their reporting of work-related diseases and injuries to prevent co-workers from the same conditions.
Asbestos Awareness Week has opened today with the theme of â€˜Asbestos Dust Killsâ€™, with statistics revealing that Australia has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world.
A productivity report into Standards Australia has recommended more organisations be accredited to develop Australian standards, as well as the adoption of more international standards.
Information on a new global system for the classification and labelling of chemicals was released by the ASCC this week.
Without monitoring, it is not possible to determine if a shipping container is safe to enter. Regulations, such as those of WorkSafe Victoria, have guidelines requiring 24 hour open-door ventilation. Similarly, the Australian Standard Fumigation Procedures require at least six hours' ventilation of containers after fumigation.
Statistics released yesterday by the ASCC suggest that Australian workplaces are becoming safer.