Category Archives: Safety Alert

Safe Work Australia updates to Codes of Practice

Safe Work Australia have undergone a major review Codes of Practice for regulated Workplace Hazards providing updates to associated controls and guidance, those updated in May 2018 are:   Code of Practice: Abrasive blasting Code of Practice: Construction work Code … Continue reading

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WorkSafe Victoria release 2 new Compliance Codes

Compliance Codes are guidance tools for those who have responsibilities for the respective topics. So if you conduct works involving Demolition or Excavation works, it would be diligent of you to review your current practices against the new Compliance Codes … Continue reading

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Victorian OHS Regulations Reform

The Victorian OHS Regulations Reform is underway with two (2) major pieces of Victorian OHS Regulations having been updated and are effective from 18/06/2017, they are: o   Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 o   Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 WorkSafe … Continue reading

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Influenza Season

The past decade has seen the rapid spread, both Internationally and within Australia, of new and changed strains of Viral Influenza’s.  Some are transmissible between human to human, some are now transmissible from animals to humans and back, some are … Continue reading

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Safety Alert – Asbestos identified in crayons sold within Australia

Australian Government – Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has reported on a SAFETY ALERT warning of Asbestos that has been identified in certain Imported Crayons that have been sold in Australia. Although the HWSA Imported Materials with Asbestos Working Group have … Continue reading

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QuadWatch

The injury / death rates related to use of QUAD BIKES within Australia continues to be a great cause for concern in Australia. Safe Work Australia have established an on-line forum called Quad Watch which reports that “Since 1 January … Continue reading

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Snake Alert

NSW WorkCover report that Outdoor workers are at a greater risk of being bitten by a snake if not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like gaiters, loose pants, sturdy footwear and thick gloves. Their Snake Alert suggest that along with … Continue reading

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Asbestos

The Victorian Government has a website titled Asbestos.    Asbestos is a mineral found in rock.  Three types of Asbestos were mined in Australia prior to 1983.  They were blue, brown and white.  From December 2003 all Asbestos was banned from … Continue reading

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Chemicals of concern to National Security

The National Code of Practice on Chemicals of Security Concern describes that out of a possible 40,000 chemicals approved for use in Australia, there are 96 that have been identified by the Council of Australian Governments as possible use by … Continue reading

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Australian Bushfire Season 2013 – 2014 – In Preparation

The Bushfire CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) recently released the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for this fire season. The outlook is for an INCREASED FIRE POTENTIAL for 2013-2014 resulting from 2013 higher than normal rainfall and temperatures resulting in increased … Continue reading

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