Dangerous Goods Storage: Emergency Plan

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that the Safety requirements under the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws are broadly consistent with the previous legislation, but some changes may be needed in workplace systems and training, to meet obligations under the new laws to ensure your emergency planning is adequate. These new laws are based on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This article addresses areas affected by the GHS, including classification, packaging, storage and handling, labelling, registers, control of risks and health monitoring all affecting the Emergency Planning Committee decisions. Global Harmonized

Hazardous Substances: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise prior to the                                                                         implementation of the Work Health Safety (WHS) Regulations storage, handling and use of hazardous chemicals were regulated in most states under separate regulations for hazardous substances and for dangerous goods.                 The new WHS Regulations cover workplace hazardous substances and dangerous goods under a single framework for hazardous chemicals. This introduces a new hazard classification and hazard communication system based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). What are Hazardous Substances? Hazardous substances are those that, following worker exposure, can have an adverse effect on health. Examples of hazardous substances include poisons, substances that cause burns or skin and

Tenants: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise property owners to be concerned about the storage of dangerous goods as non compliance under the requirements of Work Health Safety regulations. The Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2000 requires the occupier of a premise where dangerous goods are stored and handled (where quantities exceed those listed) must establish a safe storage and handling system. It appears a lack of understanding of “C1 combustible liquids in an aggregate quantity of not more than 1000L” which was inserted as a new amendment in the reissued regulations in 2000 is causing concern. Property owners and

Hazardous Areas: Safe Word Method

AUST - Work Place Safety Assessors advise that SAI Global advises the publication of '10424 Safe Work Statement - Hazardous Areas - Working in SWMS'. It is a Work DOC, not a PDF so you can add logos, change colours and add or deleted information as needed. It contains commonly encountered safety aspects and is not a blank template. You can add your company details, ABN and include your site specific details or risks to make it specific to the job at hand. You can then print it for incorporation into your overall OHS system, as well for induction, toolbox

Tenants: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise property owners to be concerned about the storage of dangerous goods as non compliance under the requirements of Work Health Safety regulations. The Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2000 requires the occupier of a premise where dangerous goods are stored and handled (where quantities exceed those listed) must establish a safe storage and handling system. It appears a lack of understanding of “C1 combustible liquids in an aggregate quantity of not more than 1000L” which was inserted as a new amendment in the reissued regulations in 2000 is causing concern. Property owners and

Hazardous Substances: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise prior to the implementation of the Work Health Safety (WHS) Regulations storage, handling and use of hazardous chemicals were regulated in most states under separate regulations for hazardous substances and for dangerous goods.                                                                                                                       The new WHS Regulations cover workplace hazardous substances and dangerous goods under a single

NT: Cooling System Audits: Work Health Safety

NT - Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manage or control workplaces that a Work Safe Australia work health safety publication covers the responsibilities of those nominated in the Act/Regulations. Work Place Safety Assessors can assist property managers and occupiers with Cooling System Audits (Cooling Tower Audits) to satisfy work health safety obligations… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building including Storage Audits and Working At Heights Audits.

Machinery Guarding Audit: Workplace Using Machinery

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that the Work Health and Safety Regulations are designed to protect people at work against the risks to health and safety and have specific sections dealing with injury arising from plant and systems of work associated with plant. A machinery guarding audit meets the Regulations’ expectations. The Regulations apply not only to employers who use plant but also to designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant. The Regulations require that machinery guarding is fitted, as a measure to control risk, to any machinery, equipment, appliance, implement or tool to prevent access to the

Tenants: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise property owners to be concerned about the storage of dangerous goods as non compliance under the requirements of Work Health Safety regulations. The Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2000 requires the occupier of a premise where dangerous goods are stored and handled (where quantities exceed those listed) must establish a safe storage and handling system. It appears a lack of understanding of “C1 combustible liquids in an aggregate quantity of not more than 1000L” which was inserted as a new amendment in the reissued regulations in 2000 is causing concern. Property owners and

Confined Space Audits: Essential Fire Safety Measures

NSW – Work Place Safety Assessors conduct Confined Space Audits for companies across industries such as Oil and Gas, Mining, Construction, Heavy Industrial and Utilities. Where working in Confined Spaces is required, Work Place Safety Assessors can assist employers, managers and workplace supervisors with confined space audits, interpretation and implementation of the legislation and regulatory requirements governing the safe workplace practices required to work in Confined Spaces… (more) Fire Safety Compliance: Essential Fire Safety Measures Refer to our Essential Fire Safety Measures identification table for further information on individual Essential Fire Safety Measures and the Annual Fire Safety Statement.