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Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust, Occupational Hazards 

Respirable crystalline silica dust produced from processes done on products in the manufacturing and construction industries is a serious concern for organisations in Australia. It is harmful to the workers exposed to it and can cause life-threatening illnesses. This blog will discuss respirable crystalline silica dust, products and processes that produce it, precautions that need...

Importance of Workplace Exposure Standards and Changes in Australia 

Workplace Exposure Standards have been in place in Australia since 1995 to help businesses eliminate or reduce the harmful chemicals to which their workers are exposed. They aim to promote Workplace Health and Safety as per the regulation and laws established in the country to secure employee health. The various chemical manufacturing and other industries...

Isocyanate Compounds – A Guide on Exposure, Hazards, and Precautions  

Isocyanate compounds are harmful chemicals used in various manufacturing materials like plastics, paints, polyurethane foams, rubbers, adhesives, and varnishes. Isocyanates are available in a variety of forms. A paint hardener labelled to be free of isocyanates—that is, no isocyanate monomers2—could still be toxic due to a high proportion of other isocyanate forms, including polymeric isocyanates....

Vibration Testing – A Complete Guide

Vibration Testing is crucial for workers’ safety in Australia. The 2018-2019 Safe Work Australia statistics state that from the total compensation provided to the workers, 87% was for musculoskeletal disorders, and 40% for joint, ligament, muscle, and tendon injuries. Vibration Testing A vibration test is an assessment to identify the various machine parts that cause...

Acoustic Consultant –Roles and Responsibility Guide

Acoustic Consultant An acoustic consultant is a certified sound and vibrations professional who helps businesses understand noise and test and design measures to control it as per the client’s requirement. Also called acoustics engineers, acousticians, or sound technicians, they utilise the scientific knowledge of the movement of sound through space in designing and enhancing buildings,...

Anitech’s Occupational Hygiene Monitoring Services

Occupational Hygiene Monitoring Workplace Occupational Hygiene monitoring helps identify the hazard exposure, assess risk, and find solutions to overcome or eliminate them. It complements a company’s entire risk management of safety issues and the health effects of hazards on workers. These results serve as inputs to regulate exposure to workplace contaminants. The monitoring must be...

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene and Workplace Safety

Industrial Hygiene practices are becoming significant with the increase in workplace accidents and diseases that harm the well-being of the factory workers. In 2018-19, according to SafeWork Australia, a total of 87% of musculoskeletal disorders compensation claims were done for serious workers. Out of this, 40% of the claims were made for muscle, ligament, joint, and...

Occupational Hygiene and Health Hazards Faced by Australian Workers

Occupational hygiene is the practice of achieving good health outcomes in workplaces where there are chemical, biological and physical agents. Safe Work Australia has stated that there is significantly more probability, up to 8 times more of Australian workers dying from an occupational disease from work accidents. Statistics further state that approximately 250 people will die...

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