An effective HAZCHEM risk assessment is only possible when all chemical hazards have been properly identified. Chemicals often bring multiple hazards to a job site and your risk assessment should eval...

    Carrying out a Risk Assessment on a Chemical with Multiple Hazards
    WHS Compliance: Maintaining HAZCHEM Risk Controls
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    WHS Compliance: Maintaining HAZCHEM Risk Controls

    You’ve carried out a full risk assessment and implemented HAZCHEM control measures to minimise the risk to the health and safety of your workers. But your responsibilities don’t end there. According t...

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    HAZCHEM Compliance: The 7 Essential Steps in the Risk Assessment Process
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    HAZCHEM Compliance: The 7 Essential Steps in the Risk Assessment Process

    Most chemicals create multiple hazards when used or carried at a workplace. A common substance like petrol is widely known to be highly flammable and able to ignite very easily, but petrol is also car...

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    Understanding your Legal Obligations to Control Chemical Hazards
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    Understanding your Legal Obligations to Control Chemical Hazards

    If you use, carry, or store hazardous chemicals at your workplace you have responsibilities under the WHS Regulations to ensure they are not presenting a risk to the health and safety of your workers,...

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    How often should we carry out a chemical risk assessment?
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    How often should we carry out a chemical risk assessment?

    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 of your 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 ...

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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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