Tags: hazards

11

Jun

Retired Melbourne Gardener Files First AU Cancer Case Against Monsanto

This month, a retired Melbourne gardener brings the first Australian lawsuit against Monsanto, maker of Roundup. The plaintiff, Michael Ogalirolo, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011. He believes that his cancer was caused by years of exposure to glyphosate, which is the active component in Roundup.

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14

Mar

Envirobore vs. Clearbore – How to Choose the Best Bore Cleaner

Whilst iron bacteria pose no risks to our health and well-being, it can build up and compromise the effectivity of equipment if left untreated or if treated incorrectly. Eventually, this can lead to breakdowns, resulting in expensive repair and maintenance.

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27

Feb

Chemical drums of dangerous goods outdoors

Dangerous Goods: The Cost of Ownership

Aside from making a profit, on the forefront on most practical business owners’ minds is how they can save on operational costs. What they don’t realise is that using dangerous goods is costing them more in the long run.

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14

Feb

Butyl Cellosolve: An Unknown Contributor to Mining Water Pollution

Harmful chemicals like butyl cellosolve end up in surface and/or ground water after cleaning agents have been rinsed from the mining equipment, and can eventually wind up in streams, lakes, and oceans. Wastewater treatment at mining sites, whilst heavily monitored and managed nowadays, may not completely remove all water-borne contaminants.

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29

Oct

Understanding Chemical Hazards: The Basics

Before you can begin controlling chemical hazards in the workplace you need to understand some of the basics. Chemical hazards are divided into two groups: Health Hazards and Physicochemical (physical chemistry) Hazards.

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29

Oct

Chemical Hazards: How to Identify Chemical Hazards

The two key ways to identify chemical hazards are to carefully study both the product packaging AND the product SDS. Hazardous chemical products and ingredients are found in many items within the workplace including detergents, solvents, degreasers, odour control products, scale removers and surface cleaners.

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29

Oct

How to Assess Chemical Hazards

Once you have identified a hazardous chemical, the next step is to assess specifically how the chemical may cause a health or safety hazard in your workplace.

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29

Oct

Chemical Risk Management: Hierarchy of Actions

Some control measures are more effective and reliable than others, so a Hierarchy of Action was developed which ranks control activities from highest to lowest.

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2

Jul

Parts Cleaning Solvents – Health & Safety Risks

Parts cleaning is a common industrial task involving a range of parts cleaning solvents many of which can be toxic and hazardous. Parts washing chemical solvents often contain highly toxic and harmful ingredients which can lead to a range of serious health hazards and illnesses for workers, and significant legal and financial risks for business.

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