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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5 Steps to Storing Chemicals Safely in the Workplace

Here at STOREMASTA we’re serious about safe chemical storage so here is our quick five step plan to ensure the hazardous chemicals stored in your workplace are safe and comply with Australian WHS laws.
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In 1984 at a pesticide plant in India, 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate gas leaked into the atmosphere and exposed 500,000 people to the toxic substance. More than 3,000 people died within a few days and another 25,000 have died since. Even today, 30+  years later people are still suffering the long t...
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Using poisons and solvents in the workplace

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If any of the chemicals used for cleaning at your workplace are capable of injuring people or damaging property, they are considered hazardous chemicals and must be stored safely. Because  cleaning chemicals are sometimes perceived as relatively harmless they are often overlooked in safety audits — ...
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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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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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How to segregate different classes of dangerous goods

How to segregate the 9 different classes of dangerous goods in a way which will reduce risk to people propoerty and the environment. 

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