The department has developed an information sheet that summarises the amendments to the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 and the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 that took effect on 21 March 2018.
Significant Incident – Electrician injured by arc flash
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