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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.

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Worker killed in conveyor crush

Industry: Construction

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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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