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  • Warehouse fined $50,000 for knocking out truckie

    Nov 18 2016
    A company’s failure to enact its safe working procedures and traffic management plan has cost it more than $50,000 and a conviction. The Victorian warehouse operator was convicted and fined $50,000 in the County Court over an incident in which a truck driver was injured by a falling 185kg wool bale. The truck driver, a sub-con...
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  • Worksafe's Jobs at Home Day Campaign

    Nov 16 2016
    As we head into the busy holiday season, WorkSafe’s Jobs at Home Day campaign is a timely reminder that the most important reason for staying safe at work isn’t at work at all; it’s so we can be there for our loved ones at home, and fulfill such important jobs at home. Celebrate your job at home by ordering a f...
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  • Notice to distributors and customers

    Nov 10 2016
    Addition of GHS statements to veterinary chemical product labels Animal Medicines Australia have developed a fact sheet to assist Agsafe member businesses storing and handling animal health products to understand the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) which commences in Australia from J...
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  • Agsafe releases webinar on approaching introduction of GHS

    Nov 3 2016
    GHS regulation will come into force in NSW, SA, NT, ACT and QLD on 1 January 2017. Any business involved in the manufacture or commercial supply of agricultural and veterinary chemicals will need to be compliant by that date. The introduction of GHS in Australia reflects a move to an internationally recognised system of harmonis...
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  • Are you GHS ready?

    Nov 3 2016
    In less than TEN Weeks, the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (known as the GHS) is coming into effect in New South Wales. The GHS will replace some of the previous arrangements for classifying hazardous workplace chemicals and communicating information through labels and safety data sheets (...
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  • Dangerous Good News

    Nov 1 2016
    Click the link to read the Store-Safe Dangerous Goods Update newsletter ...
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  • Test your WHS knowledge with our online safety quiz

    Oct 31 2016
    Test your work health and safety knowledge in our interactive online quiz this National Safe Work Month. Questions cover a range of issues in the work health and safety space including  types of workplace injury and disease, to the difference between safety data sheets and material data safety sheets.    CLICK HER...
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  • Director gets 10 years’ jail for manslaughter

    Oct 27 2016
    The sole director of a transport company who knowingly allowed a worker to drive a truck with faulty brakes that caused the driver’s death, has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years’ jail. South Australian Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Blue told Peter Francis Colbert that he permitted his worker to driv...
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  • Company pays for non-compliance

    Oct 27 2016
    A large Australian retail company has been fined $31,500 for the importation, possession, supply and advertising of unregistered agricultural chemical products. Infringement notices were issued after a formal investigation by the APVMA. The company has paid the fine and is no longer advertising or selling the unregiste...
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  • Agsafe invites members to register for Agsafe Internal Auditor Training

    Oct 24 2016
    The role of the internal auditor is to systematically review systems and operations, especially where those systems or operation’s impact on the success of a business. An internal auditor can have a wide-ranging brief so it pays to understand the principles of auditing to be able to maximise the benefit for your organiza...
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