Chemicals and Hazardous
Substances Management Training
RECOVERY PARTNERS: THE SAFETY EXPERTS
Chemicals and Hazardous Substances Management Training
The WHS Regulations include specific duties for a person conducting a business or undertaking to manage the risks to health and safety associated with using, handling, generating and storing hazardous chemicals at a workplace.
These duties include:
- Correct labeling of containers,
- Maintaining a register and manifest (where relevant) of hazardous chemicals,
- Identifying the risk of physical or chemical reaction of hazardous chemicals,
- Ensuring that exposure standards are not exceeded,
- Provision of health monitoring to workers,
- Provision of information, training, instruction, and supervision to workers,
- Provision of spill containment system for hazardous chemicals (if necessary),
- Obtaining the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) from the manufacturer, importer or supplier of the chemical,
- Controlling ignition sources and accumulation of flammable and combustible substances, and
- Preparing an emergency plan if the quantity of a class of hazardous chemicals at a workplace exceeds the manifest quantity for that hazardous chemicals.
Our Safety team can provide consultancy on all these regulatory requirements with chemical management. Our most popular services requested are:
- Risk assess a hazardous chemical and create a Safe Work Method Statement. This is completed as a tutorial with a nominated employee so direction can be continued internally to do the same with other high-risk chemicals over a period of time.
- Conduct a general site hazard identification process and enter all identified hazards (excluding individual chemicals) into a hazard register. Risk assess all identified hazards and create risk control action plans. The hazard register is a live document where you can emulate the processes we begin and continue to use as other hazards are identified over a period of time.
- Chemicals / Hazardous Substances Training Programs specifically developed and delivered to meet your operational needs.
Training is developed to meet your specific needs.
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