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In Australia, the total ban on manufacture, use or importation of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) was effected on 31 December 2003. Despite this, the material continues to be found…
16/03/2020
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Over the past few weeks Greencap (including TrimEVAC) has been working closely with our teams to put in place the relevant contingency plans to minimise the growing impact of COVID-19.   18 March…
16/03/2020
Risk Review
Mould is the common name given to a broad range of microscopic filamentous fungi. They are related to other fungi, such as yeasts and larger fungi, commonly recognised as mushrooms. There may be up…
31/01/2020
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In October 2019, Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety announced that a payroll review had identified errors in the payment of team members across the group. These errors have resulted in instances…
01/01/2020
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Safe Work Australia has announced the reduction of workplace exposure standards (WES) for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) from its time weighted average of 0.1 mg/m3 to the significantly lower 0.…
13/12/2019
Risk Review
Australia’s first clandestine drug laboratory (Clan Lab) was detected in Sydney in 1976. These illicit operations can be set up in private, commercial and mobile property and pose risks to human…
02/12/2019
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Increased media attention and tightening exposure standards have highlighted the need for appropriate workplace assessment of Respirable Crystalline Silica. When workers cut, crush, drill, polish,…
20/11/2019
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Underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) are primarily found at service stations or sites where fuel is frequently used such as depots, airports and car dealerships. They pose risks to human…
30/10/2019
Risk Review
Lead is an accumulative poison that can be inhaled or swallowed when a process generates lead dust, fumes or mist. Recent rulings have imposed fines to businesses for improper management of lead,…
30/09/2019
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Lead has been identified by The World Health Organisation (WHO) as 1 of 10 chemicals of major public health concern, requiring action by all countries to protect the health of workers, children and…
05/09/2019
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WorkSafe Victoria has announced that the uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone has been banned. In the statement published on the WorkSafe Victoria website, it is highlighted that on-tool…
22/08/2019
Risk Review
Even in the present day, men, women and children all over the world remain victims of modern slavery. According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, approximately 30 million people globally live in some…
30/07/2019
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It is the responsibility of importers and exporters to ensure they do not import or export prohibited goods such as asbestos. The Australian Border Force (ABF) must be assured that no asbestos is…
23/07/2019
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On the 16th of July 2019, representatives from Greencap attended the first Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) meeting in Sydney. The Association has been formed to “…
18/07/2019
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120 Greencap team members recently signed up to participate in the 50-day wellness challenge, Stepathlon, that promotes fitness and well-being. Throughout the program, participants strove to reach…
19/06/2019
Risk Review
With an aging population in Australia, and an aging workforce, the number of people susceptible to respiratory infections such as Legionnaires’ disease has the potential to increase in coming years…
12/06/2019
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Greencap has featured in the Australian National Construction Magazine's Major Project Review for involvement in the Howard Smith Wharves revitalisation project. Excerpt: "The site was challenging…
27/05/2019
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Last week the Australian Senate put forth a motion in parliament, calling on the Federal Government to act on the growing epidemic of workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust. The…
09/04/2019

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