The storage of hazardous goods is full of guidelines, regulations and requirements. These can seem overwhelming, but they don’t need to be. By following some key principles you’ll be on your way to a safer workplace in no time.
If you work with or around hazardous chemicals, familiarising yourself with the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is important. Workers must carefully read and understand the SDS before working with a hazardous substance so that it can be safely handled, used and stored. SDS information includes chemical properties, health, safety and environmental risks, as well as PPE, transport and storage requirements. Some chemicals are incompatible with the same or different classed chemicals, so it is imperative that all SDS are consulted.
Now that you’ve read and understood the relevant SDS documents for your workplace, here’s some do’s and don’ts of hazardous chemicals.
Use the above information as a guide only. Refer to the SDS and Australian Standards for specifics relating to the safe handling of hazardous goods. For more information about hazardous goods storage requirements, read our Hazardous Goods Storage article. Our friendly team of Xperts is also available on 1300 991 180 or email email@example.com.Explore Hazardous Storage