Hazardous goods

Asbestos Awareness Week opens today

21 November, 2006

Asbestos Awareness Week has opened today with the theme of ‘Asbestos Dust Kills’, with statistics revealing that Australia has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world.

Australia to adopt more international standards

17 November, 2006

A productivity report into Standards Australia has recommended more organisations be accredited to develop Australian standards, as well as the adoption of more international standards.

Cartridge filters

16 November, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.ultrawebisalwaysbetter.com/

The Ultra-Web cartridge filters claim to create cleaner, safer air for workers, longer filter life and greater cost savings.

New chemical classification system for Australia

03 November, 2006

Information on a new global system for the classification and labelling of chemicals was released by the ASCC this week.

Ventilation system

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by: Nordiko Quarantine Systems

Without monitoring, it is not possible to determine if a shipping container is safe to enter. Regulations, such as those of WorkSafe Victoria, have guidelines requiring 24 hour open-door ventilation. Similarly, the Australian Standard Fumigation Procedures require at least six hours' ventilation of containers after fumigation.

Australian workplaces are safer than ever

11 October, 2006

Statistics released yesterday by the ASCC suggest that Australian workplaces are becoming safer.

Builders warned to secure sites for the holidays

29 September, 2006

Builders and construction workers in the ACT have been warned to comply with fencing and security guidelines to keep children off construction sites in the school holidays.

New licensing for asbestos removal

01 September, 2006

New licensing requirements for the commercial removal of asbestos were announced yesterday by NSW Minister for Commerce, John Della Bosca.

Safety warning for SA

21 August, 2006

SafeWork SA has issued a safety warning following a run of four workplace accidents in one 24-hour period.

Food grade dust collector

14 August, 2006 | Supplied by: Donaldson Australasia Pty Ltd

The Dalamatic DU453/K11 reverse pulse jet cleaning system dust collector has a 7.5 KW fan and can achieve an extraction rate of 3500 m3/h.

Work stopped at Adelaide site

18 July, 2006

Prohibition notices stopping some of the work at an Adelaide building site remain in place after three workers were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation on 13 July.

Dangerous goods storage solutions

13 July, 2006 | Supplied by: Store-Safe

The recent introduction of AS1940/2004 for the storage of dangerous goods has meant that organisations storing any flammable, poisonous or hazardous goods in the workplace must now comply to strict new guidelines.

Emergency eyewash

13 June, 2006 | Supplied by: NewPortal Australia

Businesses using dangerous chemicals must have eyewash available to wash chemicals from the eyes in case of accidents, but you may be shocked if you stopped to calculate the cost of keeping fresh, sterile saline available.

First aid chemical splash

13 June, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.amare.com.au

Diphoterine is a multi-purpose solution suitable for any kind of chemical splash, except hydrofluoric acid and its derivatives as it has limited efficacy. In this instance Hexafluorine should be used.

Asbestos under the microscope

09 June, 2006

Workplace safety authorities across Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to improve the level of compliance in demolition work and any associated asbestos removal work that creates potential risks to workers and the general public.

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