Know your Hazardous Substance Basics!

Our WHS legislation in most Australian jurisdictions has specific requirements for managing hazardous substances, however it’s our experience that in too many workplaces these basics are often misunderstood or not practiced; here are some examples: You need to make a register (list) of all chemicals used in the workplace – no, just list the hazardous ones used in excess of household quantities for purposes inherent to the workplace activities. You need to obtain and make available the SDS (MSDS) for all chemicals used in the workplace – no, just the hazardous ones, although you may need to access an SDS to determine whether the substance is hazardous or not. Not ensuring that the SDS is less

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