When you use, store, or handle hazardous chemicals at your workplace (particularly if they are in liquid form) spillage is inevitable.  Do you have a chemical spill response plan that addresses ‘every...

    Developing a chemical spill response plan
    Keeping hazardous chemicals stable at the job site
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    Keeping hazardous chemicals stable at the job site

    If your worksite stores reactive or otherwise unstable chemicals you have a legal responsibility to make sure they are kept stable and do not decompose or react violently with another substance. This ...

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    HAZCHEM SAFETY: installing and using eyewash stations
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    HAZCHEM SAFETY: installing and using eyewash stations

    If your workplace carries hazardous chemicals (or generates them during work processes) you’ll need to carefully assess your work procedures and chemical storage areas — looking at ways to reduce the ...

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    HAZCHEM Safety: Transferring hazardous chemicals
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    HAZCHEM Safety: Transferring hazardous chemicals

    An employee was disconnecting a hose from a bulk tanker after unloading sulphuric acid. The line from the bulk tank was still pressurised, so when the hose was disconnected from the secondary containe...

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    HAZCHEM ALERT: do you need to monitor the health of your workers?
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    HAZCHEM ALERT: do you need to monitor the health of your workers?

    If you use or store any type of hazardous chemicals at your workplace you may be required to monitor the health of your workers. This blog provides a quick introduction to health monitoring and outlin...

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    HAZCHEM Safety: when do you need to review your chemical control measures?
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    HAZCHEM Safety: when do you need to review your chemical control measures?

    You’ve been through the workplace and identified each of the chemical hazards. You took action to ensure that every hazard was thoroughly evaluated; assessing the potential to cause dangerous incident...

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    How to conduct a chemical safety review audit
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    How to conduct a chemical safety review audit

    A chemical safety review audit examines chemical hazards — plus the control measures you have introduced to bring the risk to an acceptable level. This blog walks you through the hazard review process...

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    Preventative maintenance and integrity testing in your hazardous chemical stores
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    Preventative maintenance and integrity testing in your hazardous chemical stores

    As time passes, hazardous chemicals will begin to degrade even the toughest chemical stores. It’s essential to have a preventative maintenance program in place, (with enough integrity checks and tests...

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    Sustaining chemical safety compliance with a risk management methodology
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    Sustaining chemical safety compliance with a risk management methodology

    100% chemical safety compliance is achieved by having a risk management plan that has regular  review mechanisms in place. This blog introduces you to the STOREMASTA risk management methodology, devel...

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    Using the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) when identifying chemical hazards
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    Using the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) when identifying chemical hazards

    This blog takes a quick look at how to use the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) to gain a better understanding of the chemical hazards at your worksite. Chemical hazards can be extremely com...

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    Hazardous chemical safety training for managers and supervisors
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    Hazardous chemical safety training for managers and supervisors

    Chemical safety is the responsibility of the whole team, with managers and supervisors playing an essential role in enforcing operational procedures and housekeeping practices. We see many of our clie...

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    HAZCHEM Safety: 3 steps to preventing chemical spills
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    HAZCHEM Safety: 3 steps to preventing chemical spills

    Even small chemical spills can create dangerous hazards especially if the substance is highly toxic, corrosive, reactive, or flammable. Even worse if multiple chemicals are involved and the spill occu...

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