Hazardous goods

ACTU calls for health and safety regulation on nanotechnology

05 May, 2009

Australian unions warn that nanotechnologies pose possible health and safety risks to workers and therefore regulation is needed.

Companies plead guilty after explosion

20 April, 2009

Two companies were recently convicted and fined over an explosion in a Victorian meat processing plant.

New findings on asbestos diseases

31 March, 2009

New findings from the International Agency for Research on Cancer confirms the serious dangers of exposure to asbestos.

Out-of-control hose and unsafe work systems threaten contracts

25 March, 2009

An injury sustained by a worker from an out-of-control, high-pressure hose could have cost a company millions in lost contracts.

Forum to address mesothelioma

05 March, 2009

A new forum has commenced to address the collection of data on past exposure to asbestos of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma.

World's first mandatory nanotech safety requirement

16 February, 2009

Canada may become the world's first country to require companies to identify their use of engineered nano-materials, thereby allowing the government to evaluate their risks and to develop appropriate safety measures to protect against them.

Comcare seeks comments on synthetic mineral fibres code

02 February, 2009

Comcare is inviting comments from industries working with synthetic mineral fibres in response to proposed changes to the OHS code of practice.

International guidelines outline safe nanomaterial use in the workplace

20 January, 2009

A new ISO standard has been released to assist individuals and companies to more safely work with manufactured nanoparticles, which are becoming increasingly common across many industries.

Too many Tasmanian employers know too little about asbestos

19 January, 2009

A survey conducted with employers in Tasmania revealed many had very little knowledge about the dangers of asbestos or of its potential presence in their workplaces.

Exposure to lead affects brain

19 January, 2009

Tha dangers of long-term exposure to lead have been highlighted in a recent university report, with key concerns over its neurological effects.

New rules for transporting dangerous goods in SA

05 January, 2009

New legislation on the transportation of dangerous goods was introduced in South Australia on 1 January 2009 to bring it into harmony with national safety initiatives.

Fines for 'mates' who burn apprentice in prank

10 December, 2008

A workplace prank in Hallam, Victoria, that went horribly wrong has left a youth permamently scarred and his 'mates' convicted of breaching safety laws.

Thermography guide

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

Flir has published a free 28-page guide to IR thermography for both experienced and novice users of the technology.

Compressed air vacuum system

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Exair’s Mini Chip VAC System is a compact vacuum for chips and other dry materials. It can be used to clean chips from fixtures, floors and work surfaces of machining centres, lathes, saws, mills and other industrial equipment.

Thermal imaging cameras

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

Flir Systems has released three i-Series thermal imaging cameras — the i40, i50 and i60.

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