All businesses have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe working environment – especially where hazardous substances are used and stored.

Hazardous chemicals can cause short- and long-term health effects, and the risks associated with exposure are dependent on a multitude of properties, including route of exposure.

To prevent health effects from arising, it is vital to have chemical safety management systems in place to protect employees.

The automotive sector is an industry which has a high exposure to hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods. These chemicals can be present in different forms such as solids, liquids and powders, and assigned many combinations of GHS classifications, such as corrosive and carcinogenic.

Based on all these variables, all chemicals are required to be evaluated, and adequate measures put in place, to prevent risk from exposure.

An important key to establishing an effective safety measure is by means of a safety data sheet and corresponding compliant label.

Safety data sheets and labels assist with identifying classifications and safe handling and storage methods.

Our team of specialists at Chemical Safety International can provide further information on compliant safety data sheets and labels and assist with your safety obligations.

Please contact us via the website, or (03) 9875 6900.