This blog is a quick guide to the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants. It will help you understand your duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to ensure that no-one at your workpl...

    A quick guide to complying with chemical exposure standards in Australia
    Does your workplace need a manifest of hazardous chemicals?
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    Does your workplace need a manifest of hazardous chemicals?

    A Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals is a legal document identified in Australian WHS Regulations. This blog will help you determine if you need one, (and if you do) how to prepare, and install the Manif...

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    Identifying and managing hazardous chemicals generated in the workplace
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    Identifying and managing hazardous chemicals generated in the workplace

    When identifying chemical hazards at your workplace you may need to conduct a risk assessment on your work processes to determine if any additional hazardous substances could be generated as by-produc...

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    HAZCHEM Alert: 3 hazardous substances easily overlooked in risk assessments
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    HAZCHEM Alert: 3 hazardous substances easily overlooked in risk assessments

    It’s easy to determine if chemicals or substances are hazardous when they arrive at your workplace already bearing labels, GHS pictograms, and a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). You know immediately to includ...

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    What is the difference between a REGISTER and a MANIFEST of hazardous chemicals
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    What is the difference between a REGISTER and a MANIFEST of hazardous chemicals

    A REGISTER of Hazardous Chemicals and a MANIFEST of Hazardous Chemicals are two different documents (that serve different functions) but both are required by the Australian WHS Regulations. This blog ...

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    Using prohibited and restricted hazardous chemicals at your workplace
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    Using prohibited and restricted hazardous chemicals at your workplace

    In Australia there a number of hazardous chemicals that are considered so dangerous to human health their use, handling, and storage at worksites is prohibited. Additionally, there are other dangerous...

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    HAZCHEM Alert: understanding the chemical exposure standards at your job site
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    HAZCHEM Alert: understanding the chemical exposure standards at your job site

    Most chemical exposure in the workplace occurs when workers inhale vapours, fumes, dusts, and  gases. This blog will help you understand chemical exposure limits set by Safe Work Australia and defined...

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    Working with suppliers and contractors to minimise chemical hazards
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    Working with suppliers and contractors to minimise chemical hazards

    The risks surrounding hazardous chemicals can be difficult to define and often have multiple layers because many different parties contribute to the hazards. A delivery driver from an LPG supply compa...

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    Who is responsible for hazardous chemicals and safety at your workplace?
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    Who is responsible for hazardous chemicals and safety at your workplace?

    Many thousands of workers around Australia have been injured or permanently disabled from accidents involving hazardous chemicals — in NSW alone in a span of just 4 years 6,500 workers were injured. A...

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    Using a risk management methodology to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals
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    Using a risk management methodology to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals

    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...

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    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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