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Workers Reminded to Take Care When Working in the Heat

Employers with outdoor work are reminded to take measures to manage the risks associated with heat stress and solar UV radiation as Australia’s summer takes hold with hot weather forecasts. Employers can minimise the risk of heat-related incidents by modifying workloads and schedules to avoid the hottest times of day, rotating or sharing ‘hot tasks,’ …

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Call for Australian Business Standards to be Free to Australian Businesses

Chief Executive of the Safety Institute of Australia Mr David Clarke today labelled the prices being charged to Australian businesses to buy Australian and International Business Standards as excessive, unsustainable, and unfair to Australian business. Mr Clarke has urged the federal government to ensure the ending of arrangements which for years have led to unreasonably …

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Mining Safety

Safety Warning Issued Over Working in High Heat Environments

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote areas. The extremes of Western Australia’s climate means that heat stress is a significant risk that needs to be managed across the State’s mining and exploration …

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Stone Benchtop Safety

Stone Benchtop Workers Warned About the Risk of Fatal Silicosis

WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert about the serious health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Tiny particles of RCS can get deep into the lungs and cause permanent, progressive lung damage. There is no effective treatment for silicosis. The …

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