Hazardous goods

Treatments for mesothelioma: researchers trial curcumin

19 March, 2021

Flinders University researchers will be testing the feasibility of using curcumin as a treatment for malignant mesothelioma, which impacts workers in a range of occupations.

Contractor sentenced for waste disposal fraud

19 March, 2021

A Sydney contractor has been sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment for faking waste disposal dockets when disposing of waste containing asbestos.

Vic company charged over dangerous goods storage

15 March, 2021

Crossroads Logistics has been charged with breaching the Dangerous Goods Act, for failing to take measures to avoid tampering or theft of dangerous goods.

Queensland updates regulations for low density asbestos board

04 March, 2021

As of 1 May 2021, low density asbestos fibre board will be classed as a friable asbestos, with removal to be performed by a class A licensed asbestos removalist.

Safety campaign to reduce wounds in SA manufacturing industry

23 February, 2021

SafeWork SA plans to launch a safety campaign on 1 March 2021, to reduce laceration injuries in the South Australian fabricated metal production industry.

SWA releases webinar to support transition to GHS 7

05 February, 2021

Businesses that manufacture, import, supply or use hazardous chemicals are encouraged to watch a webinar from Safe Work Australia about the transition to GHS 7.

Protect-Air HoseGuard air safety fuses

01 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The HoseGuard air safety fuses reduce the risk of whiplash from thrashing hoses, protecting compressed air hoses and pipes.

Updated WHS Regulations now in effect for South Australia

14 January, 2021

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations for South Australia, including to air monitoring during asbestos removal, came into effect this month.

Butterfly wings propel hydrogen sensor powered by light

15 December, 2020 | Supplied by: RMIT University

Inspired by the surface of butterfly wings, Australian researchers from RMIT University have developed a light-activated hydrogen sensor that can detect hydrogen leaks.

Company fined $16K for unsafe demolition, asbestos removal

10 November, 2020

A demolition company and its two directors have been fined $16,000 for improperly demolishing a house which had asbestos-containing material.

Unplanned explosive incident at underground mine

04 November, 2020

SafeWork SA is reminding mine operators to develop, implement and maintain safe systems of work, after an explosives incident at an underground mine.

Whiteley Corporation Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Whiteley

The infection-control product is designed to defend against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), which may be present on healthcare surfaces.

SWA releases resources for halved silica dust WES

22 September, 2020

Safe Work Australia has published resources for PCBUs working with respirable crystalline silica, after the workplace exposure standard for silica dust was halved.

SafeWork SA cracks down on asbestos licence holder compliance

17 September, 2020

SafeWork SA inspectors have commenced a proactive compliance campaign after suspending a class B removal licence for non-compliance.

Hazardous chemicals management: inspection and safe storage

11 September, 2020 by Karl Ahlgren, Marketing Manager, Pervidi | Supplied by: Pervidi

Hazardous chemicals inspection seems like a blatantly obvious task that is beyond improvement, yet it can be made safer and also be made more efficient.

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