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Know your duties - a tool for working safely
This tool provides information about duties under the model WHS laws, including duties for PCBUs and workers in the agriculture industry, how to meet these duties, and hazards you may face working in agriculture.
Use this information sheet if you, or the workers you manage, unpack shipping containers.
Shipping containers can have hazardous chemical residues in the air and on surfaces.
Airborne hazardous chemicals are a significant risk to workers’ health and…
Use this information sheet if you, or the workers you manage, unpack shipping containers that have been fumigated with methyl bromide.
Methyl bromide is used as a fumigant to stop pests, like insects, from being imported into Australia.
Several European studies have reported high levels of residual chemical levels in sealed shipping containers. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service found similar results when testing containers in Australia. These findings raise potential…
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