Hazardous goods

SWA releases Comparative Performance Monitoring report

02 December, 2021

The 23rd edition of the Comparative Performance Monitoring report has been released by Safe Work Australia, providing trend analyses on WHS regulations in Australia.

Asset integrity firm collaborates on hazardous substance storage solutions study

29 November, 2021 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

A new study will see researchers collaborate with an asset integrity firm to develop more efficient methods for monitoring the safety of storage for hazardous substances.

New regulations for exposure to CO2 in underground mines take effect

25 November, 2021

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014, regarding the exposure standards for carbon dioxide in underground mines, have come into effect.

Campaign urges tradespeople to think twice about asbestos

19 November, 2021

The annual National Asbestos Awareness Week campaign aims to raise awareness among key trades about the health risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres.

Two companies charged over high-pressure concrete blast

12 November, 2021

Two companies have been charged after pressurised concrete was sprayed across a worksite, striking three workers and a member of the public.

Metal fabricator fined after worker suffers severe burns

09 November, 2021

Sheet metal fabrication company PGQW and its director have been fined $650,000 after a worker suffered burns to 30% of his body in a workplace incident in 2018.

Rostering system optimises shift work for trucking, construction workers

29 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Opturion Pty Ltd

A cloud-based rostering system has been developed to improve alertness, productivity and safety among workers in the trucking, construction and mining industries.

WA seeking feedback on mine safety management system guidance

21 October, 2021

A Draft Code of Practice: Mine safety management system has been released for public consultation, to help mine operators maintain workplace health and safety.

Winners of 2021 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards revealed

15 October, 2021

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has congratulated the winners of the awards for their commitment to keeping Queenslanders safe at work.

University of Illinois to review NSW coal industry health scheme

08 October, 2021

The University of Illinois (Chicago) will conduct an independent quality assurance review of the coal industry health surveillance scheme in New South Wales.

COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for WA FIFO, resources sector workers

08 October, 2021

New public health directions have made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for FIFO and other resources sector workers in Western Australia.

Flood monitoring platform targets rising water-related risks

17 September, 2021 | Supplied by: BlackBerry Australia Pty Limited

BlackBerry Limited has partnered with the University of Windsor to provide a flood risk and clean water monitoring solution that addresses water-related risks.

SA businesses heed warnings about silica dust exposure

16 September, 2021

A SafeWork SA compliance campaign has found that businesses have improved their compliance and minimised the risk of exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

NT cattle contractor charged after 2019 Avgas drum explosion

02 September, 2021

An NT cattle-mustering contractor has been convicted and fined $20,000 after a young worker was severely burnt in an explosion and left for six days before being hospitalised.

Protect-Air HoseGuard air safety fuses

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

The HoseGuard is a safety device that immediately shuts off the air flow should the volume of air exceed a set value.

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