Hazardous goods

Reckless endangerment charges after explosion

19 March, 2007

Two men will stand trial under the ‘reckless endangerment’ provision of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after making acetylene gas bombs at one of the men’s workplaces.


Asbestos inspection program in SA

02 March, 2007

An inspection program targeting asbestos will take place in Western Australia throughout March.


Industry forces extension to chemical standard

02 March, 2007

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.


Dust containment system

21 February, 2007 | Supplied by: Donaldson Australasia Pty Ltd

A dust containment system has been designed to maintain OHS standards for employees in the pharmaceutical and tablet making industry.


Cleaning equipment

21 February, 2007 | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

Tennant cleaning equipment claims to improve productivity, safety and site cleanliness. The scrubbers are AQIS and NSF approved and suitable for use in and around food processing areas.


Safety focus for petroleum industry

02 February, 2007

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) claims to be increasing its focus on safety with the appointment of a senior safety adviser.


Toxic chemical clean-up developed

18 January, 2007

Australian scientists are developing a way to clean one of the world’s most toxic yet widely-used chemicals.


New Pig spill kits

13 December, 2006 | Supplied by: iQSafety

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.


Better incidence reporting to protect workers

06 December, 2006

New Zealand’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 opens today

21 November, 2006

Asbestos Awareness Week has opened today with the theme of ‘Asbestos Dust Kills’, with statistics revealing that Australia has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world.


Australia to adopt more international standards

17 November, 2006

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.


Cartridge filters

16 November, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.ultrawebisalwaysbetter.com/

The Ultra-Web cartridge filters claim to create cleaner, safer air for workers, longer filter life and greater cost savings.


New chemical classification system for Australia

03 November, 2006

Information on a new global system for the classification and labelling of chemicals was released by the ASCC this week.


Ventilation system

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by: Nordiko Quarantine Systems

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.


Australian workplaces are safer than ever

11 October, 2006

Statistics released yesterday by the ASCC suggest that Australian workplaces are becoming safer.


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