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Hazardous Substances /Dangerous Goods Publications

Hazardous Substances in the Workplace


Many hazardous substances are also dangerous goods. In the Hazardous Substances in the Workplace manual provided in the EMP training programme the distinction between the two types of chemicals is explained. There are differences in classifying, identifying, storing and handling of dangerous goods; these differences are also explained. There is no difference in the assessment of health risks for both hazardous substances and dangerous goods. When assessing health risks for dangerous goods the responsibilities and procedures detailed in the manual for hazardous substances should be equally applied.

The typical content of the Hazardous Substances in the Workplace manual is:
Introduction
Objectives
Hazardous Substances (Definition)
Dangerous Goods (Definition)
Health Effects of Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods
Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADGC)
Classes and Class Labels for Dangerous Goods
Packing Group for Dangerous Goods
Dangerous Goods Class Isolation Matrix
Placarding of Premises for Dangerous Goods
Labelling of Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods
Material Safety Data Sheets
The HAZCHEM Emergency Action Code for Dangerous Goods
Safe Working Practices
Employers Responsibilities
Hazardous Substance Assessment Procedure / Flow Chart
Employees Responsibilities
Emergency Planning (On Site and Off Site Emergency Plans)

APPENDICES
References
Standard Operating Procedure - Introduction and changes to hazardous substances
in the workplace
Example Hazardous Substances Register
Example Hazardous Substances Assessment Checklist
Compliance Overview

Through participation in the training programme, Hazardous Substances in the Workplace, together with this manual, any person can become a competent, safe worker in areas where hazardous substances and dangerous goods are stored or handled.

Hazardous Substances in the Workplace ________________rrp au $ 45.00



Hazardous Substances in the Workplace - Facilitation Kit


To complement EMPís comprehensive Hazardous Substances Programme, a
Facilitation Kit has been designed for in-house training and includes all materials necessary to conduct the programme within an organisation.

The kit is designed to invite and encourage employee participation. The participation of employees in the risk assessment processes, after delivery of this formal training, is an essential and is a form of performance that can be measured. For organisations where assessment of training effectiveness needs to be of a more formal and recorded nature, employee participation in workplace assessment provides a good deal of that formality.

The kit includes:
Step by step guidance notes on how to conduct the programme

Notes on training principles
Suggestions for commencing a training session
A Hazardous Substances in the Workplace Manual. A copy of the manual will
be provided for each person attending the training session. This provides a post
course reference for the trainees.

Worksheets that suggest how to present each overhead transparency
A set of overhead transparencies that cover the complete programme. The set may include other transparencies that can be used as appropriate by the Facilitator.
They include:

Class isolation matrix
States Regulatory framework as applicable, and example site specific
hazardous substances
A list of references used in the compilation of the programme.

Hazardous Substances in the Workplace Facilitation Kit _______rrp au $1,500.00




Managing Dangerous Goods in the Workplace

Managing Dangerous goods is a demanding responsibility as the States Legislation calls for both initial compliance and ongoing monitoring to ensure the highest standard of safety. This publication is for the use of Managers and Supervisors who have a responsibility for the safe storage and handling of dangerous goods.

The typical content of the Managing Dangerous Goods in the Workplace manual is as follows:

Objectives
The Management Challenge
The Regulation of Dangerous Goods - Regulatory Framework
Assessing the risks
Assessment Factor
Minor Quantities
Self Assessment
Plans for the Management of Emergencies
Placarding and Safety Signs
Monitoring
Training

Managing Dangerous Goods in the Workplace ____________rrp au $ 45.0
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