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 ...

    Eliminating vs substituting chemical hazards from your workplace
    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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    How to estimate the level of exposure of your workers to hazardous chemicals
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    How to estimate the level of exposure of your workers to hazardous chemicals

     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 ...

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    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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