Treatments for mesothelioma: researchers trial curcumin19 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 fraud19 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 storage15 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 board04 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 industry23 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 705 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 fuses01 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 Australia14 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 light15 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 removal10 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 mine04 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 disinfectant01 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 WES22 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 compliance17 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 storage11 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.