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Managing cabin dust: New standard outlines steps for protecting worker health

Regulation of air quality in cabins for the mining, quarrying and construction sectors has increased over the past year, culminating in the recent release of ISO 23875 – Operator enclosures — Air quality control systems and air quality performance testing by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Earthworks, mining, vehicle traffic and windblown dust all combine to generate airborne particulates, which…

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COH Peter Knott awarded the prestigious Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has formally announced the winner of the Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize for the most outstanding paper in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health.  The prestigious award was presented to GCG’s Certified Occupational Hygienist, Peter Knott, in partnership with Dr Jérôme Lavoué, Lawrence Joseph, Hugh Davies, France Labrèche, Frédéric Clerc, Gautier Mater and…

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Mould considerations for Building and Facilities Managers

On average, a person will spend around 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. Given the amount of time we spend in the workplace and legislative WHS obligations, building and facilities managers have an obligation to take the right actions and preventive measures to provide a healthy and safe workplace environment. Building and Facility Managers play a critical role in maintaining a building’s day-to-day operations, as…

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The Truth About Mould

In advising workplaces on the risk to mould, we get all sorts of questions from the workforce. Many of these repeatedly come up in conversation, usually informed by a quick search on the web. So, we’ve decided to bust some of the most common myths about mould and managing it in your workplace. Myth 1 – Mould can only grow where there is water or moisture.  Water is…

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Asbestos Awareness Week 2020

What is Asbestos? Asbestos. A word steeped with deep significance and weight in this country. A naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral, asbestos can be broken down into two main categories: friable, and bonded asbestos. A mainstay material in Australia until the mid-1980s, Australia was one of the highest users per capita in the world, and used asbestos across an array of products – the building industry amounting for one-third of…

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