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...

    Establishing root cause after an incident involving hazardous chemicals
    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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    Running a transparent HAZCHEM incident investigation
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    Running a transparent HAZCHEM incident investigation

    When investigating HAZCHEM incidents you want your workers to co-operate fully so you can quickly find out what happened and then implement safety measures to ensure the incident never happens again. ...

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    Reviewing documents to support your HAZCHEM incident investigation
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    Reviewing documents to support your HAZCHEM incident investigation

    Workplace incidents that involve hazardous chemicals are often an indicator of chemical hazards that have never been fully identified, understood, and controlled. A follow up HAZCHEM incident investig...

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    ‘Notifiable Incidents’ involving hazardous chemicals
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    ‘Notifiable Incidents’ involving hazardous chemicals

    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...

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    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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