Hazardous goods

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.

Fireworks dangers media conference

02 June, 2006

The consumer fireworks sale period commences on Monday 5 June in the lead up to the Queens birthday long weekend on 10, 11 and 12 June.

Power Towels/Hand cleaner wipes

12 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Vanguard Safety Ltd

Power Towels are available in two varieties. One is a white single textured towel, the other a purple dual-textured towel. Carefully selected dermatologically-safe ingredients are blended with six conditioners to moisturise and protect your skin.

Hydrocarbon-resistant tubing

15 March, 2006 | Supplied by: All Purpose Pump Supplies

VerderFuel tubing is specifically designed to offer resistance against embrittlement, cracking and swelling of the tube caused by hydrocarbon-based fluids.

Keep the runway clear

15 March, 2006

Sydney Airport is trialling a new debris detecting system that would replace or enhance its existing regime of having two workers drive in a zigzag pattern up the runway three times a day to check for debris.

Working with wood and its derivatives

07 March, 2006

Recently, Safety Solutions magazine spoke at length to Dr Alan Halligan, from the Australian Wood and Paperboard Association, about the real and perceived dangers about the dust generation. Following is an abbreviated transcript of that interview

Dirty air and unpleasant working conditions at a powder coating plant

15 February, 2006

Investing in advanced filtration technology resulted in more than just a cleaner working environment for a Brisbane powder coating company

Portable spill control

13 February, 2006 | Supplied by: element14

Farnell InOne has introduced the Small Mobile Spillpak from Opec Systems - a portable, compact kit to cover a range of spill protection requirements.

Mechanics warned over re-gassing hazards

30 January, 2006

WorkCover NSW and Fair Trading’s Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Authority are urging consumers and vehicle repairers to be aware of hazards when re-gassing Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning systems (MVACs) with flammable hydrocarbon gases.

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