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Your Steps to Chemical Safety

Your Steps to Chemical Safety

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Your Steps to Chemical Safety
Your Steps to Chemical Safety

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Published by: akubestlah on Oct 28, 2011
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Your steps to chemical safety
A guide for small business
Our visionA national culture where allcommit to safe and healthyworkplaces and the safe andsustainable management of chemicals
Chemical safey is good for business
Saely managing the chemicals in your workplace is good or business and it is good or everyone!It will improve your employees’ saety and health. It will potentially introduce cost savings, throughmore eective work practices such as correct storage, handling, use and disposal procedures.Potential harm to the environment will also be reduced. This chemical saety guide is intended or small businesses. In particular, it provides guidance orcompleting your chemical risk assessment. This guide will help you:
Create a complete list o the chemicals in your workplace.Know where they are located, how much you have, how you are using them and who ispotentially exposed to them.
Know about the risks they pose.Check whether the necessary controls are in place.Identiy corrective actions to be taken where controls are lacking.
Chemical safey: Key duies of employers and employees
 There are key duties or employers and employees under the relevant health and saety legislation
.Employers are required to:
Determine which hazardous substances are present in the workplace.
Assess the risks to employees and others rom the presence o these hazardoussubstances.
Prevent or control exposure to the hazardous substances to as low a level as is reasonablypracticable.
Have arrangements in place to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies.
Provide inormation, training and consultation to employees.
Make available health surveillance to employees.
Reer to the Saety, Health and Welare at Work Act 2005 (S.I. No. 10 o 2005) and the Saety, Health and Welare atWork (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 619 o 2001) and the Saety, Health and Welare at Work (General Application)Regulations 2007 (S.I. No 299 o 2007) and amendments.

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