Working in an environment where there are hazardous chemicals on site, or where they are an integral part of the business’ daily operations, brings with it certain expectations and obligations. Employers are responsible for implementing practical control measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their employees. Employees in the workplace have a right to be protected from harm caused by the employer’s failure to put reasonable control measures into place. Putting an effective chemical risk management plan into practice with the assistance of Chemical Safety International can ensure the safety of all workers and help employers meet their obligations.

Specialists in identifying and evaluating risks with hazardous chemicals

Chemical Safety International’s risk management services for hazardous chemicals help you identify and evaluate the potential dangers involved with the handling or use of a hazardous material. We will also make sure that practical and effective measures are in place to ensure your workforce is protected.

A compliant and comprehensive Safety Data Sheet forms the basis of your hazardous chemical risk assessment. We use your SDS to ascertain the potential hazards that could occur if a chemical is breathed in, swallowed or absorbed through a person’s eyes or skin. The SDS will also tell us whether the chemical might be flammable or carcinogenic; properties that can have a massive impact on a workplace.

Developing a practical chemical risk management plan

Once we’ve acquired the relevant information, we evaluate the scope of the risk and determine the best approach to manage it. The chemical risk management plan highlights the courses of action that will need to be made about the risk; decisions like how they can be prevented and what safety measures should be adopted. We recommend updating the plan regularly – especially so when new chemicals are included.

Chemical Safety International provides our hazardous chemical risk assessment services in Melbourne and throughout Australia. If you would like more information, contact us online or by calling us on (03) 9875 6900.