New chemical storage guide for workplaces

On 28 November 2018, Safe Work Australia released the new chemical storage guide for workplaces. “If you store chemicals in your workplace and need information on how to store them safely, this guide is for you,” said Director of Chemicals Policy, Dr Paul Taylor. “We particularly want to help small to medium sized businesses safely store their chemicals.” “It is important to know which chemicals are safe to store together, where you can safely store them and which ones you should separate,” said Dr Taylor. “In this guide, we go into some of the common health and safety risks of storing chemicals and ways to manage those risks. We have included a handy storage checklist that sets out the standard precautions everyone should take and a detailed chart that will tell you which types of chemicals to separate and by how far,” he said. The guide was developed in consultation with representatives from national work health and safety regulators, unions and industry groups. To find out more about complying with work health and safety requirements in your region, contact your local WHS regulator.

A copy of the guide is available at: Read and download the guide.

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