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Placarding requirements for hazardous chemicals in bulk containers

When hazardous chemicals require a bulk storage placard they do not need a label. Dr Paul Taylor, Director of Chemicals at Safe Work Australia, said that this will reduce costs to businesses because warning information does not need to be duplicated for chemicals stored in bulk. “Correctly labelling hazardous chemicals stored in bulk is an important aspect […]
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Memorandum of Understanding on

Memorandum of Understanding on the regulation of dangerous goods transportation by rail in NSW, NT, SA, TAS, and VIC between The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (‘ONRSR’) and NSW Environment Protection Authority NT WorkSafe SafeWork SA WorkCover NSW WorkSafe Tasmania Victorian WorkCover Authority (‘Competent Authorities’)   original source: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/162082/Dangerous-Goods-MOU-HWSA-and-ONRSR-Signed-v1-April-2015.pdf

Man airlifted after roof fall near Maryborough

A HERVEY Bay man was airlifted to hospital after falling from the roof of a Maryborough building earlier this morning. The man had been puting a new roof on the scout camp building north of Maryborough when he fell at 11am, suffering suspected leg fractures and a hand injury. He was transported by Queensland Ambulance […]

Series 8, It’s not for everyone.

I know people enjoy spending hours in front of the computer screen, searching, copying, saving and then creating safety plans.  

Keep it real, promote it and then do it. Fake safety never works.

Developing a safe and secure environment for workers is a legal requirement and demanding to the long-running business. It will be helpful for owners in many ways such as: Help you to increase the employee productivity Reduce the chances of injuries and illness in workplace Help to maintain employees Minimize the cost of injuries Minimize […]

Poor ergonomics can be as much of a risk a lifting

Manual Handling Risk Assessment applies to a wide range of manual handling activities, such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying and sitting at the office desk. Regardless of whether the load is inanimate such as a trolley or a box, or a person or an animal or prolonged sitting at the office desk, manual […]

Company charged over Southbank crane collapse

Following a comprehensive investigation into the crane collapse at 42 Balston St, Southbank in August 2015, WorkSafe has charged GC Crane Hire Pty Ltd, trading as General Cranes, with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. The charges, which have been filed in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, are: One charge contrary to […]

Benefits of safe design

Safe by design has the greatest impact to ensure peoples safety and reduce your business risks. Benefits of safe design A key benefit of safe design is that physical, biomechanical and psychosocial hazards can be identified and risks eliminated or reduced before they are introduced into a workplace. Opportunities to eliminate risks are often more cost-effective […]

No Go Zones For Overhead Electrical Power Lines – Special Provisions For Plant And Equipment

How to comply: Yellow Zone: A spotter is required at all times. Create a SWMS. Red Zone: Contact your power supply company and high voltage (HV) contractor. Only qualified contractors are permitted to work on HV. Your power supply company will issue permits and special condition’s or isolate the power depending on the works. If the […]

Inspection blitz targets falling objects at construction sites

How to comply: Induct staff to site. Ensure PPE signage is in place and people are wearing the correct PPE. Identify the risks and controls, develop SWMS and train staff. Isolate the high risk area with barricades and install signage. Hold pre-start meetings. Inspect the site and keep records. WorkSafe inspectors will zone in on […]
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