Hazardous goods

Charges laid after worker injured in Airport Link Project

30 June, 2021

WorkSafe WA has laid charges against Salini Australia, after a worker suffered a serious head injury during construction of the Forrestfield Airport Link tunnel.

Watering down the risks of silica dust in the workplace

30 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc.

Cancer Council Australia has launched a safety campaign to encourage Australian workers to use adequate protection measures when exposed to silica dust.

SWA launches campaign to combat lung disease in the workplace

24 June, 2021

Safe Work Australia has launched a campaign to raise awareness of occupational lung disease.

HEMCO Flammable Storage Cabinet

21 June, 2021 | Supplied by: HEMCO Corporation

The HEMCO Flammable Storage Cabinet is designed to store flammable chemicals, with high-temperature fibreglass insulation and a removable shelf.

ABF cracks down on imported asbestos-laced building products

17 June, 2021

The Australian Border Force is taking action against the importation of building materials at risk of containing asbestos, which is prohibited in Australia.

Qld Govt commits $5m to fund dust lung disease research

27 May, 2021

The Queensland Government will invest $5 million in research to protect workers from occupational dust lung disease, silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

Victoria toughens dangerous goods regulations

25 May, 2021

From 1 July, Victorian duty holders storing or handling dangerous goods will have to follow new reporting guidelines, due to updated safety regulations.

SafeWork SA prioritises asbestos licence compliance

19 May, 2021

SafeWork SA has commenced a compliance audit of licensed asbestos removal jobs, to ensure regulation requirements are met.

Ensure chemical safety with the right equipment

07 May, 2021

Businesses are urged to ensure they have the right equipment for handling hazardous chemicals, after a worker was injured while decanting acidic liquid.

Company fined after worker injures hand in Hippo mixer

03 May, 2021

A flooring company has been fined $50,000 after a young labourer sustained injuries to his wrist and finger after getting his hand caught in a Hippo mixer.

Hosing herbicide into stormwater drain leads to $15K fine

15 April, 2021

A Goulburn company that hosed a herbicide into a stormwater drain, out of concern for worker safety, has been fined $15,000 by the NSW EPA.

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.

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.

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.

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