Hazardous goods

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

Dust collectors

19 April, 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.

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.

Spill control solution

19 April, 2007 | Supplied by: OPEC Systems Pty Ltd

The Spill Control Centre enables the user to easily see and access the full contents of their spill control solution. Transpacific supplies the unit as a total service offer and supplies, replenishes and removes all absorbent products in an integrated lease program.

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.

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

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