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High Winds Cause A Range of Workplace Hazards

Posted by Robert O'Neill

thumb_depositphotos_10338914_sWorkCover NSW has issued a bulletin to businesses to be conscious of the risks of working during windy conditions. John Watson, GM of WorkCover's Work Health and Safety Division said, “High gusts of winds are unpredictable, and cause a range of serious workplace hazards associated with flying objects, working at heights and an increased risk of collapsed structures.”

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Topics: Hazard and Risk Management, Blog

Avoiding Tyre Pyrolysis Explosions in the Work Site

Posted by Robert O'Neill

thumb_depositphotos_24310691_mCertain incidences like contact with overhead power lines may cause truck tyres, cranes and other heavy vehicles to be caught on fire and thus lead to explosion. As of to date, five workers have already been killed over the past years. A number of more workers were injured as heat develops in tyres that may lead to a phenomenon known as pyrolysis.

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Health group says no exemption from no-smoking ban

Posted by Robert O'Neill

1_no smoking banJames Packer, owner of a proposed casino in Sydney, and his company Crown Limited, applied to the NSW government to allow smoking inside the proposed casino building. They asked that the entire gaming floor, which could be as large as two and a half rugby league fields, be exempted from a no-smoking ban.

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Hazards of Engineered Nanomaterials

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1_nanotechnologiesInvestigating the emissions of nanomaterials from composites and other solid particles during machining process along with evaluation of safety of physicochemical hazards was the purpose of publishing such report.

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A look at effective Hazard Management for SME's

Posted by Robert O'Neill

safety helmets-200x200Risks and hazards exist in all workplaces, and managing them is vital to address the health and safety requirements of your business.

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Topics: Hazard and Risk Management, Blog