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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    Establishing root cause after an incident involving hazardous chemicals
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    Establishing root cause after an incident involving hazardous chemicals

    A worker slips and grabs the side of a chemical tank to catch his fall, he loses his balance and his hand is immersed in acid. Maybe he was running because they were behind production schedule that da...

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    Determining corrective actions while investigating incidents involving hazardous chemicals
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    Determining corrective actions while investigating incidents involving hazardous chemicals

    When you reach the end ofyour HAZCHEM investigation and have established the root causes of the incident, you’ll need to identify corrective actions that will prevent future system failures. You may a...

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    Reporting the findings of a HAZCHEM incident investigation
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    Reporting the findings of a HAZCHEM incident investigation

     You’ve completed your HAZCHEM incident investigation and you have a better understanding of what happened and why. The next step is to report your findings to the people (usually the business owner o...

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    Obtaining written reports after a HAZCHEM incident
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    Obtaining written reports after a HAZCHEM incident

    If you’ve had a dangerous HAZCHEM incident at your worksite, your workers (as well as any bystanders) should complete an incident report to record their version of events, and document what happened. ...

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    How to compile an ‘Incident Sequence’ in a HAZCHEM incident investigation
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    How to compile an ‘Incident Sequence’ in a HAZCHEM incident investigation

    If you’re investigating a workplace incident that involved hazardous chemicals — once you’ve gathered all the physical evidence and interviewed witnesses — you’ll need to evaluate all that data so you...

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    Gathering physical evidence after a HAZCHEM incident
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    Gathering physical evidence after a HAZCHEM incident

    When a HAZCHEM incident has occurred at the workplace it’s essential to begin gathering physical evidence as soon as possible. Physical evidence is vulnerable as it can quickly deteriorate or even be ...

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    Asking questions after an incident involving hazardous chemicals
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    Asking questions after an incident involving hazardous chemicals

    Incidents involving hazardous chemicals open up a whole range of questions: what really happened? Why? Who? How? This blog is all about asking questions — not just the questions to ask, but better way...

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