Hazardous goods

Spill and flood containment

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Fire Fighting Technologies International Pty Ltd

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.

Warning issued about hazards of tipping molten slag

15 September, 2009

Comcare has recently issued a Safety Alert about slag-pot dislodgement on a slag-pot carrier.

The cost of not knowing your legal obligations when working with asbestos

31 August, 2009

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland provides some sound advice in properly dealing with asbestos in the workplace.

Potentially contaminated shipments of oleyl diamine

14 August, 2009

Comcare has issued a safety alert warning of a potentially contaminated batch of the industrial chemical oleyl diamine.

Workshop spill kit

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Spill Station Australia

The TSSWKS spill kit is designed to handle spills of oils, fuels, solvents, coolant and general chemicals typically used in workshops.

Washdown gun

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Tecpro Australia

Instant visual identification of high-temperature water outlets is possible using the brightly coloured, red version of the Ergonomic Washdown Gun.

Safety breaches have explosive consequences

07 August, 2009

A Victorian blasting company has been fined and convicted over a string of safety failings that occurred while blasting at a housing development site.

Builder fined over asbestos contamination

06 August, 2009

A South Australian builder was convicted and fined for putting people at risk by failing to adequately and legally remove asbestos from a worksite.

Using lasers to detect hazardous waste

04 August, 2009

Recent developments in laser technology may provide a new means to safely test materials for hazardous substances.

Fire alerts for mobile plant

28 July, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a document to assist and minimise the incidence of fires caused by mobile plant in hazardous environments.

Warning about spraying paints and lacquers in woodworking

17 July, 2009

A new document released by WorkSafe provides helpful safety guidelines for spray painters in the furniture industry.

Warnings about fire and explosion risks from rotational moulders

06 July, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a Health and Safety Solution for workers operating rotational moulders being exposed to fire and explosion risks from polyethylene powder.

US campaign against lead

30 June, 2009

The US Department of Labor's OSHA launches regional program to reduce lead exposure in the workplace.

Dusts, fumes and fibres campaign uncovers lack of awareness of hazards

30 June, 2009

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.

Automatic scrubber dryer

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

The T2 walk-behind battery-operated automatic scrubber-dryer cleans and dries small congested spaces in one pass to increase cleanliness and environmental safety.

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