Chemicals in the Workplace pose a risk and therefore according to safety legislation need to be assessed and controlled.
In Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) there the specific way we assess and control Chemicals falls under it’s own category: Chemical Management.
Online WHS helps its users manage chemicals in a straight forward and easy fashion.
Online WHS has a Chemical Register containing details of each chemical used by your business, which you then populate with your Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
You can undertake a risk assessment, identify storage areas, develop procedures and control measures for the safe handling of chemicals.
Online WHS makes chemical management easy as it creates a QR Code with the name of the chemical which can be placed on or near the chemical. Everything you upload related to that chemical including; SDSs, procedures, risk assessments, checklists and inductions, can be seen by scanning 1 QR Code! Now that is making chemical management easy!
If your company users Chemicals or Hazardous Substances, then you must have a Chemical Register in place, which details each of the Chemicals used by your company. Each Chemical should be accompanied by an appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS) which contains information on the use of various chemicals.
Handling procedures and a risk assessment should also be developed and undertaken, and inductions and training should be completed to show your employees have been shown how to use these chemicals safely. Some chemicals can kill or cause serious long-term effects if not handled or used correctly.
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Phil Bamford walks you through Managing Chemicals in the Online WHS System.