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Availability of disposable respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic

There is currently a shortage of disposable particulate respirators in Australia due to an increase in demand from health care workers and from the public and because many Chinese manufacturers have temporarily shut down.


Worker killed in conveyor crush

Industry: Construction

In March 2020, a worker died after being trapped in a conveyor system at a workplace.


Rescue and resuscitation training during the COVID-19 pandemic

03 Apr 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

Legislative requirements for rescue and resuscitation training are generally met by undertaking nationally recognised units of competency, delivered by registered training organisations including HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), UETTDRRF02B - Perform pole top rescue (PTR) and UETTDRRF06B - Perform rescue from a live LV panel (LVR).


Wiring Rules amendment released

02 Apr 2020 | Electrical Safety Office

Amendment 1 of the 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules has been released. The changes included in the amendment are highlighted in the text by a marginal bar and amendment number against the clause, note, table or figure. You can purchase the new standard on SAI Global’s website.


Horse handling fatality

In March 2020, a person suffered fatal injuries while handling a horse on a rural property. It appears the person was in the process of catching the horse in its yard prior to leading it to the stables.


Small business and its director fined more than $40,000 for unsafe electrical practices

After a hearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court recently, a small concreting business and its sole director have been fined a total of $42,500 for unsafe electrical practices,exposing people to risk of serious injury or death.


eSAFE Construction - March 2020

Industry: Construction

In this edition: Challenging times need innovative safety regulation, Availability of disposable respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic, Family-owned business fined $160,000 for two serious offences, Improving safety management on large scale construction projects, and more.

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