Hazardous goods

New light on asbestos risks

19 September, 2013 | Supplied by: CRC Care Pty Ltd

Scientists are coming up with new ways to assess the risk of exposure to asbestos, leading to improved management of sites contaminated with the potentially lethal material.


Octofolio Asbestos Information Management Software

19 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Octfolio

Designed to aid in the battle to save lives against deadly asbestos exposure, the Octfolio Asbestos Information Management Software and website has been launched.


National asbestos awareness month in November

12 September, 2013

Asbestos Awareness Month from 1-30 November 2013 aims to educate as many Australians as possible about the dangers of asbestos and how best to manage it.


Umbrella bagger

05 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Pall Mall Manufacturing Co

The Mat World Umbrella Bagger is designed to be placed at the entrance of a building for entrants to bag their wet umbrellas before they walk off the entrance mat and into the building.


Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency CEO appointed

06 August, 2013

Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten has announced the appointment of a CEO to head up the new Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) and the appointment of the 10 members of the ASEA Council.


Cleaning oil spills with low-grade cotton

16 July, 2013

When it comes to cleaning up the next massive crude oil spill, an eco-friendly solution for the job may be low-grade cotton from West Texas.


DuPont Tyvek Classic Xpert protective coverall

04 July, 2013 | Supplied by: DuPont (Aust) Limited

The DuPont Tyvek Classic Xpert coverall is designed to provide a high level of protection and comfort in the Type 5/6 category.


Telstra announces requirements for contractors around asbestos handling

27 June, 2013

Following a spate of incidents of non-compliance relating to asbestos handling, Telstra has announced a number of requirements for its three key NBN rollout contractors.


Assessing the management of asbestos

27 May, 2013

SafeWork SA and the Environment Protection Authority have completed the first stage of a joint audit of licensed asbestos removalists to assess safety practices at depots and worksites.


Publication of hazardous waste data assessment

17 May, 2013

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has released the Hazardous Waste Data Assessment.


New safety rules to protect offshore workers

16 May, 2013

Yesterday (15 May), the Australian Parliament passed a landmark law to better protect Australian offshore workers and Australia’s pristine marine environment.


GHS classification and labelling training

13 May, 2013

Safe Work Australia is hosting a series of training and information sessions to raise awareness and understanding of the hazard classification, safety data sheet and labelling requirements for workplace chemicals in the model Work Health and Safety regulations, which incorporates the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).


Duperthal flammable storage cabinet with integrated drawer

16 April, 2013 | Supplied by: Laboratory Systems Group

The Duperthal range of flammable storage solutions offers advanced German-engineered functionality with compliance to Australian Standard AS 1940 and AS 2243.10.


The change in cleaning processes to ensure a safer workplace

20 February, 2013 by Murray McDonald*, director of Duplex Cleaning Machines

Over the last 10 years, the safety maturity of many commercial and industrial sectors has increased dramatically. No longer is it just the safety managers or supervisors prioritising safety in the workplace, so are workers on all levels.


Safe removal of asbestos from bushfire-damaged properties

31 January, 2013

WorkSafe is reminding Victorians to take particular care during the clean-up of their properties to avoid potential exposure to asbestos.


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