WorkCover issues safety alert on cleaning solvents and thinners

Reported by Haydee | 19 Oct, 2012

WorkCover NSW issued a new safety alert on the adverse health effects of volatile solvents and thinners following the death of a young worker when he inhaled solvent vapours and his skin absorbed solvent resulting to cardiac arrhythmias. According to the safety alert issued, “all volatile solvents have the potential to cause a person to …

Safety Alert on switchloading when transferring flammable liquids

Reported by Haydee | 01 Aug, 2012

A safety alert on switchloading when transferring flammable liquids has been published by WorkCover NSW following a recent coroners findings into an incident which highlighted the risks of switchloading and static electricity. The WHS Act requires persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) particularly those in control of workplaces to make sure that safe systems …

WorkCover safety alert on mobile plant operating near overhead power lines

Reported by Haydee | 07 Jun, 2012

WorkCover has issued a safety alert to remind businesses, industry and workers of the dangers of operating mobile plant near energised overhead power lines. NSW electricity supply authorities and WorkCover NSW continue to receive notifications of incidents where mobile plants have come into contact with overhead power lines. WorkCover data revealed that a total of …