Hazardous goods

WorkCover to target wine industry safety

04 April, 2008

Industrial Relations Minister John Della Bosca recently announced a new WorkCover safety campaign targeting the NSW wine industry.

Explosives transportation draft code out for public comment

03 April, 2008

The Australian Forum of Explosives Regulators (AFER) recently released a draft of the Australian Code for ‘Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail, Third Edition’ (Australian Explosives Code) for public comment.

NSW shuts out specialised workers compensation insurers

26 March, 2008

The NSW government has announced that the state’s workers compensation system is now closed to any specialised workers compensation insurers.

Fast extraction system slashes cleaning duties for powder coater

06 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Donaldson Australasia Pty Ltd

A powder coating facility on the Gold Coast has completely upgraded its dust handling system to optimise occupational health and safety standards for employees, plus gain a system that is largely self-cleaning

Pipe fittings

21 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Philmac Pty Ltd

Philmac has released a range of pipe fittings with improved durability and unique safety features, specifically for the mining industry.

New asbestos regulations

11 January, 2008

WorkCover NSW issued a reminder that as of 1 January 2008, the threshold for the removal, repair and disturbance of bonded asbestos has been reduced to 10 m².

'Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities' goes online

18 December, 2007

The Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HWSA) chair, John Watson, today announced the launch of a website for the national body at www.hwsa.org.au.

Remembering Bernie Banton

05 December, 2007

A state funeral held today has honoured Bernie Banton, the face of anti-asbestos campaigns across Australia, after his death last Tuesday.

Industry expert receives QTA Safety Award

30 November, 2007

Peter Thompson from Kagan Logistics has received the 2007 Queensland Trucking Association Industry Safety Award, presented by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).

Contractor’s guilt no mitigation for employer’s culpability

29 November, 2007

A NSW company has been fined $130,000 for risks taken by one of their contractors.

Non-toxic roof flashing

19 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Combined Group of Campanies Pty Ltd

Wakaflex is a non-lead, flexible, non-toxic and lightweight replacement for all abutments and rising roof structures where lead would have traditionally been used.

United Nations harmonisation of chemical classification and labelling

19 October, 2007 by ASCC

Members from 26 countries took part in discussions on the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification and labelling of chemicals in July 2007 in Geneva

MUARC celebrates 20 years of safety initiatives in November

16 October, 2007

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), the largest injury prevention centre in the Southern Hemisphere, is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a gala dinner on 14 November 2007.

Training for beverage-dispensing gases standard

12 October, 2007

BOC is helping businesses comply with the new AS5034 standard for beverage-dispensing gases, which comes into effect on 1 January 2008.

Coming up: Work Safe Week

09 October, 2007

Workers in all occupations across Victoria are being urged to “learn the latest and stay up to date†by attending a free seminar during this year's Work Safe Week.

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