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    Maintaining chemical hazard control measures
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    Maintaining chemical hazard control measures

    You’ve identified and assessed the chemical hazards at your workplace: you’ve introduced hazard control measures. But is your workplace 100% safety compliant? This blog is about the systems you’ll nee...

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    5 Essentials to include in your chemical safety training program
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    5 Essentials to include in your chemical safety training program

    Chemical safety training is mandatory under Australian WHS Regulations; you must provide ‘any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to t...

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    Hazardous Chemicals: controlling fire and explosion hazards
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    Hazardous Chemicals: controlling fire and explosion hazards

    When you understand how a hazard is created, you are better equipped to control it. So this blog takes a closer look at flammable hazards and what causes substances to burn or explode. We then outline...

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    A quick introduction to engineering controls for hazardous chemicals
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    A quick introduction to engineering controls for hazardous chemicals

    The Hierarchy of Controls is a systemised approach to identifying and implementing chemical hazard controls. This blog discusses engineering controls and how they fit into the overall hazard control h...

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    Eliminating vs substituting chemical hazards from your workplace
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    Eliminating vs substituting chemical hazards from your workplace

    When you identify a chemical hazard at your job site, you should aim (as much as possible) to eliminate the hazard completely. In many cases this is not possible as the chemical may be fundamental to ...

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    Hazardous Chemicals: identifying and assessing asphyxiation hazards at your workplace
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    Hazardous Chemicals: identifying and assessing asphyxiation hazards at your workplace

    Some chemicals and work processes can deplete oxygen levels from the air and create an asphyxiation hazard for your workers. Asphyxiation hazards are particularly dangerous because in many instances t...

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    SUSTAIN: 5 actions for maintaining chemical hazard controls
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    SUSTAIN: 5 actions for maintaining chemical hazard controls

    Getting your workplace 100% chemical safety compliant can be achieved by following a tested risk management plan that has a system for ensuring that hazard control measures are periodically reviewed a...

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    Improving chemical safety at the workplace with PPE
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    Improving chemical safety at the workplace with PPE

     This blog looks at the different types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to protect workers while using hazardous chemicals. And to help you introduce the best possible PPE for your wo...

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    Hierarchy of Control: Isolating and segregating hazardous chemicals
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    Hierarchy of Control: Isolating and segregating hazardous chemicals

    The Hierarchy of Control is an accepted methodology for assessing and introducing control measures to eliminate (if possible) or minimise workplace risks and hazards. This blog provides a brief introd...

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    HAZCHEM Alert: using the Hierarchy of Control to minimise chemical risks and hazards
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    HAZCHEM Alert: using the Hierarchy of Control to minimise chemical risks and hazards

    The Hierarchy of Control is a method for deciding on effective risk control measures to implement at a workplace. It is also a key requirement of the Code of Practice: Managing risks of hazardous chem...

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    10 administrative controls to improve chemical safety in the workplace
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    10 administrative controls to improve chemical safety in the workplace

    An administrative control is a company policy, operating procedure, job task, or training program purposefully designed as a safety measure. In this blog we are listing 10 administrative controls you ...

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