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Loose-fill asbestos in North Sydney

NORTH SYDNEY COUNCIL has been advised by the Heads of Asbestos Coordinating Authorities (HACA) that some houses in the area might contain loose-filled asbestos insulation supplied by Mr Fluffy from the late 1960’s to 1979. 490 more words

Sydney Law Firm

Quad bike deaths: Regulation resisted despite becoming number one cause of fatal accidents on farms

ABC News August 27, 2014 David Lewis

Quad bikes are now the number one cause of fatal accidents on Australian farms, but even families who have lost loved ones in accidents are resisting any proposed reforms to increase safety. 34 more words

Forensic Pathology

Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy

USA Today Alison Young 17 August 2014

More than 1,100 laboratory incidents involving potential bioterror germs were reported to federal regulators during 2008 through 2012, reports show. 49 more words

Leadership / Management

Sloppy practices by CDC scientist cited in lab mishap

USA Today Alison Young 15 August 2014

Sloppy lab practices by an experienced but overworked scientist rushing to get to a noon meeting is likely how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cross-contaminated a specimen of a benign bird flu virus with a dangerous strain that can kill people, according to an internal agency investigation released Friday.

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Leadership / Management

Faulty USB chargers recalled by Officeworks

The Sydney Morning Herald  August 5, 2014  Lucy Cormack

A line of USB chargers sold at Officeworks stores have been recalled after an incident in which the casing around a charger melted after overheating. 22 more words

Occupational Health & Safety