Hazardous goods

Ride-on floor scrubber

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

The T15 battery-powered industrial ride-on floor scrubber with FaST offers a combination of industrial-strength performance as well as productivity and safety.

ACT cracks down on asbestos management

18 September, 2007

New laws for the ACT have commenced this month for asbestos management in non-residential premises.

Victoria tightens rules on chemical usage

07 August, 2007

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2007 came into force on 24 July 2007, considerably improving the framework for monitoring agricultural and veterinary chemical use in Victoria.

Orchard fined after worker is shot

30 July, 2007

SafeWork SA has warned farmers to include firearm safety in their OHS after a case before the SA Industrial Relations Court last Friday.

New asbestos safety laws in NSW

04 July, 2007

New laws came into effect on 1 July 2007 in NSW, governing asbestos removal to improve safety in homes and workplaces.

Seven hurt in factory chemical spill

25 June, 2007

Seven workers suffered chemical burns and about 160 workers were evacuated following a chemical spill at a Melbourne factory on Wednesday 20 June 2007.

Halogen-free pipe system

20 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Calair Pipe Systems Pty Ltd

CalAir Pipe Systems has formulated a halogen-free, flame-retardant version of its pipe systems. It retains all the established advantages of polymers — including good flexibility — but doesn’t lose its strength or pressure capabilities under demanding operational conditions.

$22,000 fine for 'bunny bombing' injury

15 June, 2007

A Tintinara farmer was fined $22,000 plus costs last week for a lack of safety procedures with explosives on his farm, which led to an employee losing his hand two years ago.

Safety an issue in Victorian workplaces

12 June, 2007

The recent deaths of two men in Victorian workplaces have led to an appeal by WorkSafe for industries to review workplace safety.

E-safe 2007 cancelled

12 June, 2007

The natural disaster declaration for the Hunter region and Central Coast has resulted in the cancellation of the E-Safe 2007 event, which was to be held in Parramatta this Wednesday and Thursday, 13-14 June.

IBC spill pallets

21 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Pratt Safety Systems

Standard offerings for the IBC spill solution include 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-tank indoor and outdoor models.

Working with asbestos

21 May, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

The Asbestos Disease Society of Victoria believes that almost everyone has been exposed to some asbestos fibre at some point, but for most the risk is very small. Reassuring words, but why does the mere mention of asbestos send a shiver down the spine?

Fire and gas safety system for refinery

15 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd

A Yokogawa ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system (SIS) will be the nucleus of a new fire and gas safety system at Shell's Clyde (NSW) refinery. The contract includes the control system, system engineering and installation and supervision

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


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.

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