Hazardous goods


19 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

Tennant Company has introduced the new M20 Scrubber-Sweeper in Australia and New Zealand. The M20 is the industry's first and only single-system scrubber-sweeper that sweeps and scrubs in a single system called FloorSmart, offering superior cleaning results in just one pass - wet or dry.

Australia set to align with EU chemical standards

19 April, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

In Australia today, there is no national approach to the management and control of workplace hazardous chemicals. Codes and practices are governed by each state and territory, which makes it difficult to impose national OH&S regulations

Asbestos disease predictions too low

11 April, 2007

The future incidence of asbestos-related disease has been underestimated, according to an epidemiologist from The Australian National University.

New Dangerous Goods Code scheduled

21 March, 2007

New Australian Dangerous Goods Code 7th Edition (ADG7) regulations are scheduled to take effect from 1 January 2008 following unanimous approval by Transport Ministers.

Dust collectors

20 March, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.donaldsonfilters.com.au/

Keeping things clean and saving you money - Donaldson's new Modular Baghouse dust collectors offer the perfect solution for cleaning up the industrial work environment.

Safeguarding a new OPAL reactor

20 March, 2007

A $350 million OPAL reactor is soon to produce neutrons for eight neutron beam instruments (NBI) that will enable scientists to investigate the atomic structure of new materials, chemical reaction kinetics and biological processes

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.

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.

Asbestos inspection program in SA

02 March, 2007

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

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.

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