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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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