Bulletin - February 2017

Bulletin

WA - Warehouse Safety - WorkSafe targeting warehouses in inspection program
Australia - Chemical Legislation - Draft national standard for environmental risk management
WA - Aviation Legislation - WorkSafe to launch airport safety inspections

WA - Warehouse Safety - WorkSafe targeting warehouses in inspection program

WorkSafe has begun an inspection program to look at safety issues in warehouses due to a spike in injuries in warehousing over the past 5 years. Inspectors will look at priority areas such as manual tasks, forklifts, falls, electrical safety, slips and trips, machinery guarding, pressure vessels, hazardous substances, materials handling equipment, work in excessively hot or cold conditions and safe movement of vehicles and plant. More

Australia - Chemical Legislation - Draft national standard for environmental risk management

The Department of the Environment and Energy has released the Draft National Standard for Environmental Risk Management for Industrial Chemicals for public comment. The Standard aims to provide a nationally consistent approach to environmental risk management, and will apply to all industrial chemicals regulated under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989. Comments close 3 March 2017. More.

WA - Aviation Legislation - WorkSafe to launch airport safety inspections

WorkSafe Western Australia  has begun an inspection program to investigate health and safety issues in airport operations due to the high number of work-related injuries recorded for the sector. Inspectors will look at issues such as manual tasks, slips, trips and falls, machinery guarding, hazardous substances, infectious diseases, electricity and safe movement of vehicles and plant. More