|These substances could be hazardous to inhale or touch, acidic, affect reproductive health, or may be highly flammable or explosive.
The new regulations require:
- Current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to be kept for each hazardous substance. These must be readily available to workers and emergency services.
- Specific labelling of hazardous substances, particularly when decanted into another container.
- Storage, separation, and security depending on the classification of the hazardous substance.
- Risk assessments to be conducted on hazardous substances utilising information contained in the product SDS.
- Specific training of workers in the use, handling and storage of hazardous substances.
- Prescription around the number and location of fire extinguishers.
- Emergency Response Plans to include hazardous substances and these plans to be tested every 12 months.
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