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  1. Dangers from masonry walls on construction or demolition sites

    Safety Alert

    Inadequately secured masonry brick or block walls expose workers and members of the public to a risk of death or serious injury.

  2. Pressure cleaning of asbestos roofs

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds you never to use high-pressure water blasters or compressed air to clean asbestos roofs.

  3. Rider restraints on hurricane style amusement device

    Safety Alert

    In January 2017, the handle of a secondary locking device on a “Hurricane” amusement device came free and struck a member of the public attending a regional carnival in NSW.

  4. Unpacking glass and heavy materials

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds people who unpack glass and heavy materials not to rely on the packaging to support the contents.

  5. Chemical spills

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert highlights the severe skin burns that can be caused to workers from caustic chemicals used in restaurants and cafés

  6. Commercial transport of recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phones

    Safety Alert

    This alert highlights potential risks associated with the commercial transport of recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phones containing defective lithium ion batteries. It details how the goods must be packed, labelled and transported.

  7. Servicing refrigerant systems

    Safety Alert

    This alert highlights potential risks associated with the servicing of refrigerant systems.

  8. Erecting, climbing and dismantling tower cranes.

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert highlights the risks associated with erecting, climbing or dismantling tower cranes.

  9. Mobile elevating work platforms used in orchards

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds owners and operators of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to be aware of the machine’s capabilities and always operate within its limits.

  10. Gas cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloy 6351-T6

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert highlights the risks associated with filling gas cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloy 6351-T6 and updates a previous SafeWork NSW (formerly WorkCover NSW) 2009 safety alert.