News: SafeWork Australia
Working in heat can be hazardous and is a common cause of harm among Australian workers. Some common risks of working in heat include heat-related illness, dehydration, burns and reduced concentration.
In January 2021 Safe Work Australia released new guidance material for inspecting and maintaining elevated work platforms (EWPs).
Safe Work Australia is reviewing the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they continue to be based on high quality, contemporary evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.
Safe Work Australia has extended the start date for the transitional period towards adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7 to 1 January 2021.