New chemical storage guide for workplaces released
Safe work Australia have released a new guide on how to manage risks of storing chemicals in the workplace.
The guide has been specifically designed for small and medium businesses, who do not have major chemical stores and who do not have expertise in managing the risks of chemical storage.
The guide gives information on which chemicals are safe to store together, where to safely store them, and which ones should be kept separate from one another. There is also a handy storage checklist that sets out the standard precautions everyone should take - it can be used to develop an inspection program for any business’s storage area.
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.