Safe Work Australia has prepared and published new resources for the storing of hazardous chemicals.
These resources expand on the information in managing risks of storing chemicals in the workplace and include tools that can be used to prepare hazardous chemical registers and site plans.
Hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures and articles that can pose a health or physical hazard to humans. They may be solids, liquids or gases.
Even when not in use, chemicals can still pose a risk.
What is involved in managing risks?
You should manage the risks associated with storing hazardous chemicals by following a systematic process to:
The following checklist sets out basic precautions that everyone who stores hazardous chemicals should take to keep their storage area safe. You can use this checklist to help you develop an inspection program for your storage area.
Any questions? Please get in touch with our team.