Chemical hazards in the workplace
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Chemical hazards in the workplace

Jun 29, 2018 Posted by Walter Ingles

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How to sustain compliance with hazardous chemical storage regulations

You’ve been through the whole risk management process and your chemical storage areas are all squeaky clean. Awesome. But before you breathe a sigh of relief… don’t forget that to sustain compliance you’ll need to periodically review the whole system.
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How to assess chemical hazards in the workplace

Assessing the risks and dangers of the chemical hazards at your workplace is a critical step in safety management. Chemical hazards can cause fires, explosions, asphyxiation, burns and respiratory damage (as well as environmental pollution) and therefore you have to get it right. This blog introduce...
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How to identify chemical hazards in the workplace

Working with chemicals safely is a key goal at many workplaces. However you can’t create a safe operating procedure or install the right safety equipment if you don’t know exactly what you’re dealing with. Chemicals are complex. For example, imagine something relatively harmless on its own, but mix ...
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How to segregate incompatible hazardous chemicals

Many chemicals used in the workplace are incompatible — meaning they can create violent reactions if they’re mixed (or sometimes even just contact one another). Mixing incompatible chemicals like bleach and ammonia creates dangerous vapours; water or steam contacting calcium oxide (lime) generates h...
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How to prevent incidents from hazardous chemicals used in the workplace

 Incidents from hazardous chemicals have shut down whole towns, decimated coastlines and cost the lives of thousands of workers from all over the world…most times needlessly. This blog introduces the STOREMASTA Chemical Management Methodology as a complete system (in just 4 steps) to reduce the like...
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How to work safely with hazardous chemicals

Chemicals are a major part of our post-modern lives. In fact many of the comforts and technologies that make our lives easier and more efficient are only available to us because of hazardous chemicals. This blog is all about how to safely work with hazardous chemicals: correctly identifying substanc...
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Guidelines for storing chemicals in the lab

Laboratories typically store a lot of different types of hazardous chemicals. And because laboratories are often compact places where experiments and tests are being conducted simultaneously, it can be a challenge to store hazardous chemicals in a safe and compliant manner. Things like leaving chemi...
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How to store hazardous chemicals legally and safely

If you use any hazardous chemicals at your worksite, you are responsible for ensuring they are stored safely in a way that complies with the current WHS Regulation in your state or territory. This blog will introduce you to some industry best practices when safely storing hazardous chemicals. But re...
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Chemical handling and storage procedure

To make sure the hazardous chemicals at your workplace are handled and stored correctly, it is essential to have a Chemical Management Procedure (CMP). Your CMP will include a full risk assessment of each substance as well as the development of suitable hazard control measures — like introducing a c...
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3 types of chemical health hazards found in workplace

The term “chemical hazard” refers to the risks that surround using a chemical. In the workplace there are two types of chemical hazards: health hazards and physicochemical hazards. This blog looks at 3 different types of chemical health hazards, and presents a real-life example for each. We want to ...
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Chemical hazards in the workplace

Using chemicals has allowed humanity to improve work processes and manufacture innovative products and technologies that would unlikely be achieved without them. But chemicals are often flammable, toxic, corrosive, and combustible; creating workplace and environmental hazards that must be managed an...
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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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