Handling corrosive substances in the workplace
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Handling corrosive substances in the workplace

Jun 15, 2018 Posted by Walter Ingles

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Here at STOREMASTA we’re serious about our role in helping workplaces reduce the risk of illness and injury to their workers (as well as comply with Australian WHS laws). And to do this we’ve developed a clear methodology for carrying out risk management on hazardous chemicals.
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Why are corrosive substances harmful?

Corrosive substances are very dangerous because they destroy human cells and tissue from the first moment of contact. Cell and tissue destruction is visible, irreversible and very, very painful.  
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Examples of hazardous substances

Here’s a quick outline of 5 common hazardous substances we use at work (and at home). We give a few scary examples of how deadly these chemicals can be, as well as our best tips for handling them safely.
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Handling corrosive substances in the workplace

Corrosive substances are seriously dangerous. They attack and destroy body tissue almost immediately and accidents can be incredibly painful and dangerous. But corrosives are regularly used at workplaces everywhere in manufacturing processes, industrial cleaning, refrigeration, as well as mining and...
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If your organisation uses hazardous chemicals, the Work Health and Safety Regulations require you to store them in a safe and compliant manner. Safe storage of hazardous chemicals reduces the risk of harm to human health, property damage and environmental pollution.
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Safe handling of chemicals in the workplace

A workplace explosion caused by a worker incorrectly using acetone in a chemical experiment, might have been prevented if the company had undertaken more stringent risk control measures and had trained their staff in emergency procedures.
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Safe practices for storing acids and bases in the workplace

Acids and bases have many useful industrial applications, but if they aren’t treated carefully, they can destroy business property and harm human health. Acids and bases are classified as Class 8 - Corrosive Substances and they have the ability to damage other materials such as metal, stone and huma...
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Outdoor chemical storage requirements

If your organisation uses larger quantities of hazardous chemicals, it is safer to store these chemicals outdoors. In fact, the Australian Standard that outlines the requirements for the storage and handling of hazardous chemicals limit the quantity of hazardous chemicals that can be stored in indoo...
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