This blog is about workplace ‘incidents’  — meaning an event which happens in the workplace and threatens the overall health and safety of people, property or the environment. Getting a clear understa...

    HAZCHEM Alert: understanding workplace accidents, incidents and dangerous events
    4 steps to running an effective HAZCHEM incident investigation
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    4 steps to running an effective HAZCHEM incident investigation

    An effective HAZCHEM incident investigation quickly gets to the root causes of a workplace incident and identifies practicable measures for ensuring the incident never happens again. During an effecti...

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    Interviewing witnesses after an incident involving hazardous chemicals
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    Interviewing witnesses after an incident involving hazardous chemicals

    Interviewing witnesses can be the most challenging part of an HAZCHEM incident investigation. Incidents involving hazardous chemicals can be fatal, cause debilitating injuries, and lead to destruction...

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    3 key reasons to investigate incidents involving hazardous chemicals
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    3 key reasons to investigate incidents involving hazardous chemicals

    Incidents involving hazardous chemicals happen every day at workplaces across Australia. A cylinder of flammable gas gets dropped, a worker spills acid over their apron and boots, a forklift impacts a...

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    Building a HAZCHEM incident investigation team
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    Building a HAZCHEM incident investigation team

    A general hand was breaking down cardboard cartons for recycling. The cartons had previously held bottles of liquid bleach. One of the boxes had become completely saturated with bleach and the worker ...

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    Why housekeeping is critical to your emergency decontamination station
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    Why housekeeping is critical to your emergency decontamination station

    Housekeeping, especially at industrial worksites, is a critical component of work health and safety. This blog is about the contribution that efficient and consistent housekeeping makes to the ongoing...

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    5 essential practices to ensure your emergency decontamination facilities are  effective
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    5 essential practices to ensure your emergency decontamination facilities are  effective

    You’ve purchased a compliant safety shower and eyewash station, it’s installed and ready for use. How will you make sure the equipment is always ready to serve your workers in an emergency? This blog ...

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    When to install a safety shower and eyewash station
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    When to install a safety shower and eyewash station

    Workplaces are dynamic spaces and constantly evolving and expanding. But a constantly changing environment has compliance implications particularly as it relates to safety controls and emergency equip...

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    5 ways staff may misuse your emergency decontamination equipment
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    5 ways staff may misuse your emergency decontamination equipment

    Emergency decontamination equipment like eyewash facilities and safety showers need ongoing care and proper maintenance so they are always in good working condition and available in the event of a fir...

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    HAZCHEM TRAINING: how do you keep an injured worker at the safety shower or eyewash for more than 15 minutes?
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    HAZCHEM TRAINING: how do you keep an injured worker at the safety shower or eyewash for more than 15 minutes?

    In the workplace, emergency eyewash and showers flush away hazardous chemicals and other contaminants. Accessed quickly enough (and if used for long enough) an eyewash or safety shower can minimise bu...

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    A quick guide to selecting plumbed emergency eyewash stations and showers
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    A quick guide to selecting plumbed emergency eyewash stations and showers

    Emergency decontamination stations must be installed wherever workers are at considerable risk of being injured by chemicals or other hazardous materials. It’s mandatory first aid equipment under WHS ...

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    A risk management approach to installing emergency decontamination equipment
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    A risk management approach to installing emergency decontamination equipment

    Risk management is a process of identifying hazards, then (if they can’t be removed) finding ways to minimise the harm they can cause. At the same time you’re monitoring any safety controls already in...

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