Dangerous Goods: Chemical Leaks Contaminates Workers

Dangerous Goods TrainingFour people had to be decontaminated and moved to an exclusion zone following a chemical leak from storage containers in the Port of Brisbane.Emergency services were called to the scene early in the morning after reports revealed that potentially harmful chemicals were leaking onto a boat and the dock.

A spokesperson for the Department of Safety stated that the cause of leak was unclear as is the type of chemical that seeped from the containers.

Approximately four people were reported as suffering from mild headaches and bouts of nausea. They’ve since been treated by paramedics at the scene and will be decontaminated by Queensland Fire and Rescue service. The contaminated individuals will be held in the hospital as a precaution until it they are deemed safe and free of contamination.

A 50m exclusion zone was organized in short notice around the boat while fire fighters donning HAZMAT suits tested the air and attended to the leak.

More info on Dangerous Goods

Source: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/four-workers-affected-by-chemicals-at-port-of-brisbane/story-e6freon6-1226427725011

Latest OHS news

Get onboard: what you probably don’t know about IMDG but ...

If you or your organisation is involved in any capacity with the transportation by sea ...

Read more

Dave Malcolm talks health and food safety at Marley Spoon

Brendan: Welcome to Episode 9 of the Australian Health and Safety Business Podcast. I’m...

Read more

Asbestos awareness is worth it: this story shows why

Just when we thought the nation’s insulation woes were over, Mr Fluffy rears its ugly h...

Read more

Western Australia’s asbestos woes show that asbestos mana...

Just when you thought dealing with the asbestos that Australia already has was hard eno...

Read more

What Participants Say

“In over 20 years of training, this was one of the best courses I’ve ever attended.”

- Queensland Rail

“Great! The instructor made it interesting and enjoyable”

- Leighton Contractors

” We heard that AlertForce delivers one of the best courses around so the boss decided to send me to Australia from New Zealand.”

- Participant Public Course

“I liked the trainer’s positive outlook and uplifting approach towards completing the long day.”

- Visionstream

“Very competent training course. Trainer was very knowledgeable on subject.”

- Servicestream

“AlertForce provided an excellent trainer,  knowledgeable on the topic and allowed for active questioning.”

- DHS

“Informative and concise training delivered at the right pace.”

- AFMA.gov.au

“The Trainer was very engaging”

- Fair Work Commission

“Interesting, informative, relevant.”

- Airservices Australia

Payments & Security

Awards & Accreditations

Make an Enquiry: