When someone becomes sick, injured, or dies at a workplace in Australia, the WHS authority in your state or territory must be notified immediately — and by the fastest possible means. There are also a...

    ‘Notifiable Incidents’ involving hazardous chemicals
    Preserving the scene after an incident involving hazardous chemicals
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    Preserving the scene after an incident involving hazardous chemicals

    After an incident involving hazardous chemicals — apart from the distressing task of attending to injured or deceased workers — you may also be faced with a range of complex chemical hazards.

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    Using a causation model when investigating HAZCHEM incidents
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    Using a causation model when investigating HAZCHEM incidents

    The primary reason for investigating any workplace incident is to understand why the incident happened and then introduce measures to prevent it from happening again. To get a better understanding of ...

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    HAZCHEM Alert: understanding workplace accidents, incidents and dangerous events
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    HAZCHEM Alert: understanding workplace accidents, incidents and dangerous events

    This blog is about workplace ‘incidents’  — meaning an event which happens in the workplace and threatens the overall health and safety of people, property or the environment. Getting a clear understa...

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    4 steps to running an effective HAZCHEM incident investigation
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    4 steps to running an effective HAZCHEM incident investigation

    An effective HAZCHEM incident investigation quickly gets to the root causes of a workplace incident and identifies practicable measures for ensuring the incident never happens again. During an effecti...

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    Interviewing witnesses after an incident involving hazardous chemicals
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    Interviewing witnesses after an incident involving hazardous chemicals

    Interviewing witnesses can be the most challenging part of an HAZCHEM incident investigation. Incidents involving hazardous chemicals can be fatal, cause debilitating injuries, and lead to destruction...

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    3 key reasons to investigate incidents involving hazardous chemicals
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    3 key reasons to investigate incidents involving hazardous chemicals

    Incidents involving hazardous chemicals happen every day at workplaces across Australia. A cylinder of flammable gas gets dropped, a worker spills acid over their apron and boots, a forklift impacts a...

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    Building a HAZCHEM incident investigation team
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    Building a HAZCHEM incident investigation team

    A general hand was breaking down cardboard cartons for recycling. The cartons had previously held bottles of liquid bleach. One of the boxes had become completely saturated with bleach and the worker ...

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    Why housekeeping is critical to your emergency decontamination station
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    Why housekeeping is critical to your emergency decontamination station

    Housekeeping, especially at industrial worksites, is a critical component of work health and safety. This blog is about the contribution that efficient and consistent housekeeping makes to the ongoing...

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    5 essential practices to ensure your emergency decontamination facilities are  effective
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    5 essential practices to ensure your emergency decontamination facilities are  effective

    You’ve purchased a compliant safety shower and eyewash station, it’s installed and ready for use. How will you make sure the equipment is always ready to serve your workers in an emergency? This blog ...

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    When to install a safety shower and eyewash station
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    When to install a safety shower and eyewash station

    Workplaces are dynamic spaces and constantly evolving and expanding. But a constantly changing environment has compliance implications particularly as it relates to safety controls and emergency equip...

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    5 ways staff may misuse your emergency decontamination equipment
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    5 ways staff may misuse your emergency decontamination equipment

    Emergency decontamination equipment like eyewash facilities and safety showers need ongoing care and proper maintenance so they are always in good working condition and available in the event of a fir...

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