The risk assessment process is an effective way of determining whether the chemical safety precautions you already have in place are adequate or if you need to do more to keep your workers safe. While...

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    How to identify chemical hazards from incident reports and other workplace documents
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    How to identify chemical hazards from incident reports and other workplace documents

    Identifying chemical hazards is a complex process as the real risk of using a chemical is often generated by the way it is used and the amount of training a worker has received. This blog explains how...

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    3 types of risk assessments for minimising chemical risks and hazards
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    3 types of risk assessments for minimising chemical risks and hazards

    Carrying out a risk assessment on the hazardous chemicals at your worksite is an important way of determining which chemical hazards are likely to cause real harm. Many people get bogged down just thi...

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    Conducting an in-house risk assessment on your hazardous chemicals
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    Conducting an in-house risk assessment on your hazardous chemicals

    Chemical hazards can be complex and it is not always certain how they can affect the health of your workers and the overall safety of the job site. This blog walks you through the chemical risk assess...

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    How to use a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to identify chemical hazards
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    How to use a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to identify chemical hazards

    A Safety Data Sheet is an internationally recognised document that outlines the properties of hazardous chemicals. Each SDS follows a consistent and recognisable format set by the GHS, or Globally Har...

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    How to identify chemicals which are hazardous
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    How to identify chemicals which are hazardous

    In order to manage the risks surrounding hazardous chemicals at your workplace, you must first identify all the chemicals that could possibly be used, stored, handled, or generated in any of your work...

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    HAZCHEM Essentials: Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
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    HAZCHEM Essentials: Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

    This blog is all about Safety Data Sheets (SDSs): exactly what they are, how to use them, and the best way to store them on the job site. An SDS contains essential information about the chemical prope...

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    Labeling and storing hazardous chemicals
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    Labeling and storing hazardous chemicals

    When you use, store, or handle any type of hazardous chemicals on the job site you have a legal responsibility to ensure those chemicals are correctly labeled. Hazardous chemicals labeled correctly ar...

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    Understanding HAZCHEM warnings and pictograms
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    Understanding HAZCHEM warnings and pictograms

    In Australia, hazardous chemicals in the workplace must be labeled according to the GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). These internationally recognised symb...

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    Updating your REGISTER and MANIFEST of hazardous chemicals
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    Updating your REGISTER and MANIFEST of hazardous chemicals

    The Register and Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals are two separate documents specified by Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. If your workplace is required to hold either of these docu...

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    How to prepare and implement a register of hazardous chemicals
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    How to prepare and implement a register of hazardous chemicals

    If your workplace uses or handles hazardous chemicals you are legally required by Australian WHS Regulations to keep a register of hazardous chemicals on the job site. This blog will teach you how to ...

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    Chemical Exposure Standards: using the Hazardous Chemical Information System (HCIS)
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    Chemical Exposure Standards: using the Hazardous Chemical Information System (HCIS)

    Chemicals used in the workplace can present health hazards to your employees and contractors as well as visiting personnel. Health hazards are the chemical properties of hazardous substances that crea...

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