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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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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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WorkSafe Inspection Program Looks at Machinery Repair Workplaces

WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in workplaces where machinery and equipment is repaired. The program will continue until the end of the 2018/19 financial year, and will include workplaces where repairs are carried out on items such as agricultural and farm machinery, lawnmowers, outboard motors, pumps and …

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