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Aerosol Can Explodes Due To Exposure To Heat

INCIDENT: Aerosol can used to activate a blast hole gas bag exploded after prolonged exposure to high temperature CAUSE: Inappropriate/ incorrect storage, use and handling of gas bags led to prolonged exposure to heat generated by summer conditions causing the aerosol... Read more


Guidance Note on the Interpretation of Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC: 3008 (1995)] 3rd Edition

The air inhaled at work should not contain chemical agents at concentrations which produce adverse effects on health, safety or well-being. To assist occupational health and safety practitioners, employers and employees or their representatives, and regulatory agencies to secure workplace... Read more


Control of work-related exposure to hepatitis and HIV (blood-borne) viruses

The object of this code of practice is to adopt practices recommended in the National Code of Practice for the Control of Work-related Exposure to Hepatitis and HIV (blood-borne) Viruses, issued by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, as... Read more


SB 45 Reduction Of Exposure To Rockfalls In Underground Metalliferous Mines

Rockfalls remain one of the greatest hazards to mine workers in underground mines. The development and effective implementation of a Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP), or system, with the cooperation of management, engineering staff, mine workers, and where applicable, consultants... Read more


National Code of Practice for the Control of Work-related Exposure to Hepatitis and HIV (Blood-borne) Viruses

"The purpose of this code is to continue the intent of the 1993 NOHSC Code, which is to minimise the risk of infection resulting from work-related exposure to Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus... Read more


Adjustment of Exposure Standards for Extended Workshifts

Adjustment for rest periods following longer than standard shift. (Eight hours.) Three individual models have been developed to calculate this rest period extension, Brief and Scala Model, OSHA Model an the Pharmacokinetic Model. These models have become increasingly... Read more


Exposure To U.V. Radiation From Mercury Vapour Lamp

Five lost time injuries with nine days lost time occurred after a group of mineworkers working to remove a rock from a ROM sizer were exposed to short-wave ultra violet radiation being emitted from a 400w mercury vapour lamp situated... Read more


Control of Inorganic Lead at Work

This national code of practice is specifically concerned with occupational exposure to inorganic lead. It does not apply to occupational exposure to organic lead, specifically lead alkyls. This national code of practice provides a practical guide on how to comply with... Read more


AS 2985 Workplace Atmospheres - Method for Sampling and Gravimetric Determination of Respirable Dust

Regulation 89 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld)  states: A coal mine’s safety and health management system must provide ways of ensuring— (a) each coal mine worker's exposure to respirable dust at the mine is kept to an... Read more


MSB No. 095 Ventilation standards in underground mines

Inspections of underground operations in the Goldfields have highlighted poor ventilation practices, particularly in the lower level workings of decline mines and in relation to the risks associated with excessive temperatures, the use of diesel equipment and dispersal of fumes... Read more


SB 88 Management of dust containing crystalline silica (quartz)

Respirable dust (ie dust small enough to penetrate the very small breathing vessels within the lung) containing crystalline silica is known as respirable crystalline silica (RCS). The predominant form of crystalline silica is quartz. In sufficient quantity RCS can cause... Read more


Management of fibrous minerals in Western Australian mining operations

The Asbestos Management in Mining gives a range of general information on natural asbestos occurrence within Western Australia, including the different types of asbestos likely to be found during mining, potential health risks and recommended control strategies. It provides information... Read more


Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances: Code of Practice

This code of practice provides a practical guide on how to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 so as to minimise the health risks of disease and injury due to exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.... Read more


Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)]

This national code of practice has been developed to assist persons with control of premises and/or plant to control the risks of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in workplaces. It sets out the steps to be taken to eliminate or otherwise minimise the... Read more


Guidance Note on The Membrane Filter Method for Estimating Airborne Asbestos Fibres 2nd Edition [NOHSC:3003(2005)]

This guidance note has been developed to provide laboratories and analysts with a consistent methodology for the sampling and analysis of airborne asbestos fibres in workplaces. The MFM is used to assist in monitoring the effectiveness of control measures for preventing... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 107

Eight refinery employees were exposed to ammonia gas from three separate incidents during the modification and recommissioning of a primary flash tank. A flammable gas explosion also occurred during these operations. Symptoms of exposure ranged from shortness of breath to headache, nausea and... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 95

During December 1997, a nineteen-year-old exploration employee met his death in circumstances suggestive of heat-exposure. The cause of death was not determined by a post-mortem examination, but the pathologist reported that there were indicators consistent with death due to exposure... Read more


National Code of Practice for the Control and Safe Use of Inorganic Lead at Work

This national code of practice provides a practical guide on how to comply with the National Standard for the Control of Inorganic Lead at Work [NOHSC:1012(1994)] so as to minimise risk of disease and injury due to exposure to lead... Read more


Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work: Code of practice

This Code of Practice applies to all types of work and all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where there is the potential for exposure to noise that can contribute to hearing loss. It provides practical guidance to persons conducting... Read more


National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC: 2007 (1994)]

This code of practice provides a practical guide on how to minimise the risk of disease and injury due to exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. ... Read more



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