Noise Safety at Work and Home

Noise Safety at Work and Home

Noise is often the silent hazard; a hazard that affects many Australians. Exposure to prolonged high levels of noise, or loud impact or explosive sounds, can lead to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 2019) and other...
What is an SDS?

What is an SDS?

Firstly, what is the difference between a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)? To put it simply an SDS is the new name of an MSDS, with the name change occurring following the introduction of the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of...
Assessing Workplace Safety

Assessing Workplace Safety

Australian law requires employers to ensure that they provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees and anyone that visits the workplace or facility.  On the other hand, employees also have an obligation to ensure that they manage their own safety and...
Personal Protective Clothing for Field Work

Personal Protective Clothing for Field Work

When out doing field work, no matter what your speciality, it is paramount to consider what personal protective clothing and equipment (PPE) will be appropriate.  Consideration should be given to weather, location and work being undertaken.  PPE on the hierarchy of...
Mines Safety Inspection Act 1994, Section 44

Mines Safety Inspection Act 1994, Section 44

The Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (the MSI Act) is the key piece of legislation in WA focusing on the protection and management of safety and health hazard associated with prospecting, exploration, mining and processing.  The Act and regulations seek to promote...