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OxySan chemical spill in Welshpool

11th December 2014

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority immediately responded to the toxic chemical spill that happened at Masters Dairy in Welshpool, Western Australia last November 3. The substance that has been spilled was called OxySan, an EPA registered acid sanitizer.

BADGP to Hold LQ Package Provisions Seminar

7th December 2014

As the year of the horse (2014) gallops away, the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) will kickstart the year of the goat (2015) with a seminar on “The Limited Quantity Package Provisions.”

Orica Yarwun Reviews Safety and Security Procedures

9th November 2014

In response to the security alert released by the Department of Explosives Inspectorate, Orica Yarwun – an ammonium nitrate plant – has reviewed its safety and security procedures especially so with the increase in terror threat level.

Hunt: Coal Power can be Cleaned Up

2nd November 2014

Though coal is not generally classified as a dangerous good, it is still categorized as a hazardous good because of its ability to self-heat, emit flammable gases and corrode. Hence, the transport of this commodity also needs a careful stance.

Classification of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes

30th October 2014

There have been several movements done by the government and environmental groups with regards to the reprocessing, recycling and disposing of waste materials. However, this cannot be done without knowing the proper classification of wastes.

Worker Fatalities in Australia

27th October 2014

Safe Work Australia records information, statistics and reports related to the occurrence of work fatality. As of October 16 this year, there are already 137 Australian workers who have been killed while at work.

CASA Launches the Can I pack that? – Dangerous Goods App

2nd October 2014

Everyone is primarily responsible for his or her own safety. However, a person can also be made accountable for the safety of other people. The same holds true for the transportation and package of dangerous goods. Carrying dangerous goods in an aircraft, for instance, poses high risk due to atmospheric pressure, extreme temperature and vibrations. Because of this, inquiries like “Are the items [dangerous goods] your packing safe to fly?” must be first considered before transporting them. In this way, you will ascertain if your packing of dangerous goods does not pose a risk to you and your fellow passengers.

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