Tags: hazardous chemical

20

Jul

Why You Shouldn’t Use Methanol Based Hand Sanitisers

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration flagged several hand sanitising products manufactured in Mexico for containing potentially dangerous levels of methanol, or wood alcohol, a toxic substance that could ultimately result in death.  Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are in greater demand as experts continue to emphasize the role of hand hygiene in preventing the spread [...] READ MORE


21

Aug

Parts washing

Should I Use Kerosene in My Parts Washer?

Kerosene is commonly used in parts washers for parts cleaning. However, it isn’t the most effective or safest option for this application. Read more to learn about a safer and better alternative.

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9

Jul

Are Traditional Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe to Use?

Chemical drain cleaners are widely used to clean and unclog drains, but what most don’t know is that these products can do more harm than good.

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11

Jun

Retired Melbourne Gardener Files First AU Cancer Case Against Monsanto

This month, a retired Melbourne gardener brings the first Australian lawsuit against Monsanto, maker of Roundup. The plaintiff, Michael Ogalirolo, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011. He believes that his cancer was caused by years of exposure to glyphosate, which is the active component in Roundup.

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14

Mar

An Alternative to Clearbore – How to Choose the Best Bore Cleaner

Whilst iron bacteria pose no risks to our health and well-being, it can build up and compromise the effectivity of equipment if left untreated or if treated incorrectly. Eventually, this can lead to breakdowns, resulting in expensive repair and maintenance.

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27

Feb

Chemical drums of dangerous goods outdoors

Dangerous Goods: The Cost of Ownership

Aside from making a profit, on the forefront on most practical business owners’ minds is how they can save on operational costs. What they don’t realise is that using dangerous goods is costing them more in the long run.

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27

Apr

Dangerous Acids in the Workplace – Limescale Removal

Limescale deposits are caused by small amounts of naturally occurring minerals in both fresh and salt water. These minerals form deposits over time especially when heat is also present. Limescale deposit is particularly common in machinery and equipment that involves heating elements and heat transfer elements. You can find out more about limescale in this article.

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2

Jul

Parts Cleaning Solvents – Health & Safety Risks

Parts cleaning is a common industrial task involving a range of parts cleaning solvents many of which can be toxic and hazardous. Parts washing chemical solvents often contain highly toxic and harmful ingredients which can lead to a range of serious health hazards and illnesses for workers, and significant legal and financial risks for business.

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6

Nov

Is your wellbeing threatened by hidden toxic chemicals?

Chemical exposure occurs too often in spite of all precautions by managers and purchasers to avoid harmful substances and provide alternatives.

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8

Oct

Is your workplace making you sick?

Almost every workplace in Australia contains some form of hazardous chemical, and in most cases there are many of them. Whilst some chemical hazards such as solvents or insecticides are easy to identify, others are found in common products such as cleaners, degreasers, disinfectants and other seemingly innocuous items.

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