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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

Safety Alerts 2008-2010

Alert 7 - Risk of electric shock from TECFRIGO salad bars  - 08 Apr 2010

Employers using refrigerated salad bars in the workplace should be aware of the maintenance required to ensure their employees are not exposed to any unnecessary risk.

Alert 6 - Safety points to consider when using quad bikes  - 22 Jan 2010

Employers who own and operate quad bikes should be aware of the hazards and potential safety risks.

Alert 5 - Using transportable buildings in areas prone to cyclones and high-wind gusts  - 16 Dec 2009

Employers using transportable buildings or dongas should be aware of the hazards of using these buildings in areas prone to cyclones and high-wind gusts.

Alert 4 - Slag pot dislodgement on a Slag Pot Carrier  - 14 Sep 2009

Comcare has received a confirmed report of a slag pot dislodging from a Slag Pot Carrier while tipping 38 tonnes of molten slag.

Alert 3 - Potentially contaminated shipments of Oleyl Diamine   - 13 Aug 2009

Comcare has received confirmed reports of potentially contaminated or incorrectly labelled shipments of Oleyl Diamine (CAS #7173-62-8) used to prepare ethoxylated products, acid thickener, cationic surfactants and to flush and disperse pigments (yellow pigment). 

Alert 2 - Swine influenza  - 29 Apr 2009

A strain of Swine influenza has been confirmed in several countries including Mexico, the USA, Canada, and parts of Europe.

Alert 1 - Exposure to formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds in caravans, mobile homes and demountable buildings  - 07 Aug 2008

Comcare has received confirmed reports of employees living in converted shipping containers being adversely affected by elevated levels of formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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