Electrical Safety

Amendment to Wiring Rules

Amendment 1 of the 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules has been released by Standards Australia. The amendment includes several changes to the 2018...

Coal dust in mining communities may be contributing to workplace exposures

Coal dust exposure may be underestimated

Research from a James Cook University scientist has revealed that current exposure standards of workplace coal dust fail to take into account of environmental exposures in mining communities. The...

workplace exposure standards review

Workplace exposure standards review

In March 2020, Safe Work Australia paused the release and public consultation for the workplace exposure standards (WES) review until further notice. During this period of pause, you can...

AMSJ Summer 2020
Professor Ian Jacobs from UNSW announces a move away from fossil fuels

UNSW to move away from fossil fuel investment

UNSW Sydney will add to its credentials as a world-leader on climate science, renewable energy and sustainability by moving away from investment in fossil fuels. The University will divest from...

respiratory protection may affect the mining industry

Coronavirus COVID-19 may affect PPE supplies

As the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) hits globally, there are warnings emerging that many global PPE supply chains could be affected by product shortages due to growing demands. KEY TAKEAWAYS Global demand...

leadership types safety

What Leadership Type Are You?

Quality of leadership can make all the difference to the standard of safety in any organization, writes Dr. Marcus Cattani. If your business has safety performance problems turning the organization...

Ravensworth light vehicle incident

Glencore Ravensworth Light Vehicle Incident

Last week we reported a light vehicle incident at the Glencore Ravensworth mine. The NSW Resources Regulator has released preliminary information on the Ravensworth light vehicle incident and an...

life of COVID-19 on surfaces

Life of COVID-19 on surfaces

Researchers in the USA have determined the life of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) on surfaces and aerosols including copper, cardboard, stainless steel and plastic. KEY POINTS COVID-19 can remain present...