Business owners and operators must ensure that no one at their workplace or job site is harmed by chemicals or hazardous substances. This includes keeping airborne concentrations of chemicals within ...

    How to estimate the level of exposure of your workers to hazardous chemicals
    Including health hazards and physical hazards in your chemical risk assessment
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    Including health hazards and physical hazards in your chemical risk assessment

    When carrying out a risk assessment at your workplace it’s essential that you recognise both the health hazards as well as the physical hazards presented by the chemicals you use, store and handle. Th...

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    Assessing off-site risks to your hazardous chemical stores
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    Assessing off-site risks to your hazardous chemical stores

    When carrying out a risk assessment on your hazardous chemical stores you also need to consider  off-site risks that are not part of your own operations, but could still create physical danger by trig...

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    Who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals at your job site?
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    Who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals at your job site?

    A chemical risk assessment is an evaluation of the way the chemicals, substances and materials carried at your workplace could cause harm. This blog will help you identify all the parties who could be...

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    HAZCHEM Safety: assessing fire and explosion risks in your chemical stores
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    HAZCHEM Safety: assessing fire and explosion risks in your chemical stores

    Fires and explosions at worksites with hazardous chemicals have the potential to cause catastrophic damage: injuries and fatalities, destruction of property; environmental disasters.  This blog focuse...

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    HAZCHEM Alert: assessing health risks to your workers
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    HAZCHEM Alert: assessing health risks to your workers

    Trying to identify and assess how hazardous chemicals could impact the health of your workers can initially seem daunting, so we’ve put together a three step method to get you started. This blog will ...

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    Why you need Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) at your job site
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    Why you need Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) at your job site

    If you carry any hazardous chemicals at your job site you will need to obtain a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) from the manufacturer, importer, or supplier of the chemical. An SDS is a type of chemical ‘spec...

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    Identifying chemical health hazards from Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
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    Identifying chemical health hazards from Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

    Safety Data Sheets are an essential part of managing the risks created by hazardous chemicals. Apart from being legally required onsite (in work and storage areas where chemicals are kept), SDSs are k...

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    Researching the risks and hazards associated with using, handling, and storing hazardous chemicals
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    Researching the risks and hazards associated with using, handling, and storing hazardous chemicals

    To safely use, handle, and store hazardous chemicals at your worksite you need to do more than read chemical product labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). Many hazards are not immediately obvious and ...

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    How to structure a chemical risk assessment
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    How to structure a chemical risk assessment

    Carrying out a risk assessment on all the hazardous chemicals used, stored, handled, and generated at your workplace can seem like an overwhelming task. Especially if the job site carries a complex mi...

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    Hazardous Chemicals: engaging risk assessment professionals and safety auditors
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    Hazardous Chemicals: engaging risk assessment professionals and safety auditors

    Keeping your workplace safe and compliant is an ongoing responsibility for business owners and operators, and a chemical risk assessment is an important tool for understanding the way hazardous chemic...

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    Responding to incorrect or unlabeled chemicals
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    Responding to incorrect or unlabeled chemicals

    Business owners and operators have a legal obligation to ensure that their hazardous chemicals held at the workplace are labeled correctly, and in accordance with the model WHS Regulations. This blog ...

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