Signage for Confined Spaces in Australia

Effective signage is critical for ensuring safety in and around confined spaces. This article outlines the general requirements and considerations for signposting confined spaces in Australia, referencing relevant standards and guidelines from Safe Work Australia and other technical sources. We note the information supplied in this article is general in nature and specific considerations [...]

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Silicosis in the Construction Industry

Silicosis, a progressive fibrotic lung disease, is caused by the inhalation of respirable crystalline silica particles (RCS) (Deslauriers & Redlich, 2018).  Silica (SiO2) is a naturally occurring mineral found in rocks, sand, and soil in the forms of Quartz, Tridymite, and Cristobal (Baron et al., 2002; Deslauriers & Redlich, 2018). Silicosis primarily affects workers [...]

By |2024-07-08T15:41:59+09:00July 8th, 2024|Research|0 Comments

Noise Exposures in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Noise exposure in the workplace can lead to a range of health issues, both physical and psychological. Prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can cause: Hearing Loss -  Continuous exposure to loud noise can lead to permanent hearing damage or loss. Tinnitus - A ringing, buzzing, or hissing sound in the ears, which [...]

By |2024-07-08T15:25:58+09:00July 8th, 2024|Safety Advice|0 Comments