Hazardous goods

Using AI to autonomously control a chemical plant

24 March, 2022

A recent field test has demonstrated that artificial intelligence can be safely used to control operations on a chemical plant for 35 days.


AWS On-Gun welding fume extraction guns

22 March, 2022 | Supplied by: AWS Pty Ltd

AWS and Translas have launched a range of lightweight and ergonomic extraction guns that provide a safe and effective method of controlling welding fume.


Refrigeration mechanic fined $33,000 for unsafe work practices

22 March, 2022

A refrigeration mechanic has been convicted and fined for unsafe work practices that caused significant burns to himself and a shop owner at a food outlet store in a shopping centre.


Inaugural conference to highlight asbestos safety and management

16 March, 2022

The Asbestos Safety & Management Conference will bring all levels of government and non-government together to lead the charge for asbestos management.


Council urges residents to take greater care when disposing of hazardous items

16 March, 2022

The Sutherland Shire Council has launched a campaign to urge local residents to take greater care when disposing of hazardous waste items.


SA issues safety warning after four nail gun injuries in one month

04 March, 2022

PCBUs in the residential construction sector have been urged to pay close attention to apprentice carpenters after four apprentices received nail gun injuries in February.


Safety alert issued as flood clean-up commences in Qld

03 March, 2022

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has advised employers to be vigilant and maintain safety as they prepare to clean up in or around their workplaces.


Mobile health unit to screen for dust diseases on Qld mine sites

21 February, 2022

Queensland miners will have more protection from lung diseases following the launch of a mobile health unit to screen for black lung and other mine dust diseases.


Qld issues safety alert after four injured in explosion

17 February, 2022

A safety alert about the risks of handling hazardous goods has been issued after four people were injured following a workplace explosion and fire.


SWA releases guidelines for exposure to organophosphate pesticides

31 January, 2022

Safe Work Australia has released guidelines to help medical practitioners monitor the health of workers exposed to organophosphate pesticides.


WA releases dangerous goods safety guide

20 January, 2022

The guide is specifically designed for consignors of dangerous goods packages below placard load quantity.


Asbestos-cement water pipe management guidelines released

20 January, 2022

ASEA has released guidelines to help water and sewerage providers reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres released from asbestos-cement (AC) pipes.


SWA releases guidance to reduce exposure to ultraviolet radiation

18 January, 2022

Safe Work Australia has released a fact sheet to help persons conducting a business or undertaking manage the risks of solar ultraviolate radiation (UVR) in the workplace.


Enhanced copper surfaces developed to improve health and safety

18 January, 2022

Researchers have developed a new copper surface that can kill bacteria more than 100 times faster than standard copper, to combat the threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.


HEMCO Drench shower

14 January, 2022 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

The HEMCO Drench shower features a combination shower and eye/face wash, for immediate drenching of personnel that have been exposed to hazardous chemicals.


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