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    3 key isolation controls for managing hazardous chemicals
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    3 key isolation controls for managing hazardous chemicals

    Isolating your hazardous chemicals from workers and incompatible substances is an important risk control measure and critical to worksite safety. In this blog we outline three different isolation cont...

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    3 ways Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can increase chemical hazards
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    3 ways Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can increase chemical hazards

    As a chemical control measure, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should only be introduced to a workplace after a full risk assessment has been carried out on the hazardous chemicals. A risk assessm...

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    Carrying out a Risk Assessment on a Chemical with Multiple Hazards
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    Carrying out a Risk Assessment on a Chemical with Multiple Hazards

    An effective HAZCHEM risk assessment is only possible when all chemical hazards have been properly identified. Chemicals often bring multiple hazards to a job site and your risk assessment should eval...

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    WHS Compliance: Maintaining HAZCHEM Risk Controls
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    WHS Compliance: Maintaining HAZCHEM Risk Controls

    You’ve carried out a full risk assessment and implemented HAZCHEM control measures to minimise the risk to the health and safety of your workers. But your responsibilities don’t end there. According t...

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    HAZCHEM Compliance: The 7 Essential Steps in the Risk Assessment Process
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    HAZCHEM Compliance: The 7 Essential Steps in the Risk Assessment Process

    Most chemicals create multiple hazards when used or carried at a workplace. A common substance like petrol is widely known to be highly flammable and able to ignite very easily, but petrol is also car...

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    Understanding your Legal Obligations to Control Chemical Hazards
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    Understanding your Legal Obligations to Control Chemical Hazards

    If you use, carry, or store hazardous chemicals at your workplace you have responsibilities under the WHS Regulations to ensure they are not presenting a risk to the health and safety of your workers,...

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    How often should we carry out a chemical risk assessment?
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    How often should we carry out a chemical risk assessment?

    A risk assessment is not a ‘one-time’ exercise and 100% chemical compliance will require you to review and monitor each of the chemical hazards at your workplace — plus any control measures you have i...

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    5 warnings that indicate the need to review your chemical risk controls
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    5 warnings that indicate the need to review your chemical risk controls

    Chemical risk management is always a journey and never a destination. Your risk control measures can be impacted by so many variable factors, and scheduling regular inspections and safety audits is a ...

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    Understanding chemical hazard classes when carrying out a risk assessment
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    Understanding chemical hazard classes when carrying out a risk assessment

    Hazard classes are groups of chemicals that have similar properties which create a risk to health and safety. In Australia, a chemical’s hazard class is assigned by the GHS, or the Globally Harmonised...

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    3 common mistakes when implementing HAZCHEM control measures
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    3 common mistakes when implementing HAZCHEM control measures

    A HAZCHEM risk control is a measure put in place to eliminate (or minimise) the level of harm associated with a chemical hazard. It could be having your workers use chemical-resistant goggles while de...

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    HAZCHEM SAFETY: why a risk assessment is a workplace essential
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    HAZCHEM SAFETY: why a risk assessment is a workplace essential

    A HAZCHEM risk assessment is simply a way of identifying chemical hazards and the ways they could harm the health of your workers, property, or the environment. At the same time a risk assessment eval...

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