SA: Fertiliser Stockpile in Port May Cause Mass Explosion – Report

Reported by Julia | 29 Oct, 2010

A blast zone kilometres-wide would be produced by an explosion in Port Adelaide, in which fertiliser weighing up to 160 tonnes are stored, reports reveal. SafeWork SA released a report stating that stockpiles of ammonium nitrate in a plant might “mass explode” and devastate nearby areas, including a planned residential zone. It says even a …

QLD: Update on National Harmonisation of OHS Laws

Reported by Julia | 22 Oct, 2010

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has affirmed its commitment for the harmonisation Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws, stating that it will continue working with other jurisdictions over the coming year. Workplace Relations Ministers from around Australia had come to a consensus in 2008 to nationally harmonise OHS laws. Currently, Safe Work Australia is …

QLD: WHSQ Advises Businesses About Regulatory Changes

Reported by Julia | 20 Oct, 2010

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is reminding businesses of the amendments to the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 and the Dangerous Goods Safety Management Regulation 2001 The regulatory changes, which commenced on 25 June 2010, give recognition to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) as an alternative option to …

NSW: WorkCover Lauds Heinz for Safety Record

Reported by Julia | 18 Oct, 2010

WorkCover has congratulated Heinz Wagga Wagga after reaching a year without a single workplace injury recorded. John Watson, WorkCover’s General Manager of Occupational Health and Safety said the safety record of the plant puts it in the top 5 per cent of all Heinz facilities across the world. “Heinz Wagga Wagga employs more than 100 people …