Bulletin - May 2019

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Heavy vehicle driver fatigue project report released
Industrial waste set to be electronically tracked from July 2019

Heavy vehicle driver fatigue project report released

The National Transport Commission and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity have released the report for the heavy vehicle driver fatigue project, which includes a mental health substudy. It found that shifts exceeding 12 hours had more than a twofold increase in drowsiness events, alertness was impaired when driving at night, and that alertness was greatest for shifts beginning at 6 – 8 am. Click here┬áto read the full report.

Industrial waste set to be electronically tracked from July 2019

The VIC Government has announced that industrial waste will be electronically monitored from July 2019 and paper transport certificates will be phased out. A new waste tracking tool will also be created in the next year, which will assist the EPA in identifying potential illegal storage of hazardous material. A new GPS electronic tracking system is expected to be finalised by March 2020 to give industry three months to transition before the Environment Protection legislation changes commence on 1 July 2020. More.