Tags: chemical safety

9

Jul

Are Traditional Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe to Use?

Chemical drain cleaners are widely used to clean and unclog drains, but what most don’t know is that these products can do more harm than good.

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13

Dec

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Safe Work Australia’s Chemical Storage Guide

On November 28, 2018, Safe Work Australia published their chemical storage guide aimed at helping small- to medium-sized enterprises to safely store chemicals in the workplace. The guide provides valuable information for businesses who might not have the necessary expertise in managing risks associated with chemical storage.

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29

Oct

Understanding Chemical Hazards: The Basics

Before you can begin controlling chemical hazards in the workplace you need to understand some of the basics. Chemical hazards are divided into two groups: Health Hazards and Physicochemical (physical chemistry) Hazards.

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29

Oct

Chemical Hazards: How to Identify Chemical Hazards

The two key ways to identify chemical hazards are to carefully study both the product packaging AND the product SDS. Hazardous chemical products and ingredients are found in many items within the workplace including detergents, solvents, degreasers, odour control products, scale removers and surface cleaners.

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29

Oct

How to Assess Chemical Hazards

Once you have identified a hazardous chemical, the next step is to assess specifically how the chemical may cause a health or safety hazard in your workplace.

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29

Oct

Chemical Risk Management: Hierarchy of Actions

Some control measures are more effective and reliable than others, so a Hierarchy of Action was developed which ranks control activities from highest to lowest.

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2

Oct

Take Action for Safe Work Australia Month

October is National Safe Work Australia Month. Our free Chemical Safety Pack is designed to make getting involved easy. It gives you practical steps for making significant improvements on chemical workplace health and safety.

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1

Oct

Download the Chemical Quick Assessment Form

This assessment form will enable you to quickly and easily identify potentially hazardous chemical products in your workplace. You will also be able to determine whether or not a full and detailed risk assessment should take place for any particular product.

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19

Feb

Managing Chemical Inventory: Understanding an SDS (Safety Data Sheet)

Many products containing suspected or known carcinogens do not carry any type of warning on the label. It is only the SDS that reveals the true extent of risks associated with any particular product. The best and most reliable way to reduce chemical risks is to eliminate the product all together, or substitute it with a safer alternative.

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