A chemical risk management methodology is a systemised approach to minimising (or completely eliminating) the harm caused by hazardous chemicals at your workplace. In this blog we’ll walk  you through...

    Using a risk management methodology to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals
    HAZCHEM Safety: consulting your workers
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    HAZCHEM Safety: consulting your workers

    When your organisation uses, handles, or stores hazardous chemicals you have a duty (and legal obligation) to consult with the workers who actually use the chemicals and carry out the work. These are ...

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    HAZCHEM safety for Managers and Supervisors
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    HAZCHEM safety for Managers and Supervisors

    Like all workers, managers and supervisors have WHS Duties (under the WHS Act) to keep themselves safe at work; follow the instructions and policies of their employer; and not act in a way that places...

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    Hazardous Chemicals: helping workers understand their WHS responsibilities
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    Hazardous Chemicals: helping workers understand their WHS responsibilities

    Your workers have a duty to stay safe at work and not behave in a way that could affect either their own health and safety, or the health and safety of others. But the responsibility is two-fold, as w...

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    Hazardous Chemical Safety: essential duties of business owners and senior managers
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    Hazardous Chemical Safety: essential duties of business owners and senior managers

    When you own a business or control a workplace that uses, handles, generates, or stores hazardous chemicals you have duties and legal obligations specified by the WHS Act and Regulations in your state...

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    Risks associated with the different classes of dangerous gases
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    Risks associated with the different classes of dangerous gases

    Compressed gases in cylinders are classed as Dangerous Goods and present a number of known hazards to work areas and job sites. This blog takes a brief look at the most common risks associated with ea...

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    Physiochemical hazards: safe chemical handling to prevent injuries, deaths, and property damage
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    Physiochemical hazards: safe chemical handling to prevent injuries, deaths, and property damage

    Hazardous chemicals have physical hazards that can immediately cause the death or injury to your workers, damage property; or harm the environment. When these physical hazards (like being flammable, e...

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    Chemical health hazards: how hazardous chemicals can damage the health of your workers
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    Chemical health hazards: how hazardous chemicals can damage the health of your workers

    ‘Hazardous chemicals’ are substances that create a risk to the health and safety of humans, other organisms, and the environment. They require careful management as they have both physical hazards (eg...

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    Hazardous Chemicals and the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
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    Hazardous Chemicals and the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

    At the beginning of 2017 Australia joined 71 other countries and fully implemented the GHS or (also known as the) Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals into our chemi...

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    What are aerosol cans, and why are they dangerous?
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    What are aerosol cans, and why are they dangerous?

    Australians alone consume more than 250 million aerosol cans every year, and these little cans are used in homes and workplaces all over the world. Anti-septics, shaving cream, paints, industrial solv...

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    Why aerosols need a dedicated storage solution
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    Why aerosols need a dedicated storage solution

    Aerosol cans are Class 2 Dangerous Goods and have been responsible for a number of workplace accidents in Australia as well as other parts of the world. Very often these little cans are not treated wi...

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    Aerosol alert: training your staff in aerosol safety
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    Aerosol alert: training your staff in aerosol safety

    Aerosol cans are so widely used in the workplace (and in the home) that staff (and domestic users too) often forget the risks to their personal safety when using the little cans. Are all your staff aw...

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