Aqua-Sac is a self-inflating, sand-less sandbag that consists of a sturdy jute sack containing a super-absorbent polymer (SAP), which is retained inside a finely woven inner cotton bag. Soaked in fresh water in a tub or sink, the device inflates in 3-5 minutes to 30 times its original size.
Comcare has recently issued a Safety Alert about slag-pot dislodgement on a slag-pot carrier.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland provides some sound advice in properly dealing with asbestos in the workplace.
Comcare has issued a safety alert warning of a potentially contaminated batch of the industrial chemical oleyl diamine.
A Victorian blasting company has been fined and convicted over a string of safety failings that occurred while blasting at a housing development site.
A South Australian builder was convicted and fined for putting people at risk by failing to adequately and legally remove asbestos from a worksite.
Recent developments in laser technology may provide a new means to safely test materials for hazardous substances.
WorkSafe Victoria has issued a document to assist and minimise the incidence of fires caused by mobile plant in hazardous environments.
A new document released by WorkSafe provides helpful safety guidelines for spray painters in the furniture industry.
WorkSafe Victoria has issued a Health and Safety Solution for workers operating rotational moulders being exposed to fire and explosion risks from polyethylene powder.
The US Department of Labor's OSHA launches regional program to reduce lead exposure in the workplace.
A WorkSafe inspection campaign, targeting dusts, fumes and fibres in Western Australia during April has revealed that many employers are either not aware of the hazards in their workplaces or are not taking action to reduce the risks.