Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods
Before the implementation of Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) regulations, workplace storage and handling of Hazardous Chemicals were regulated in most jurisdictions under separate instruments for Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods.
The new WHS regulations cover workplace Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods under a single framework for Hazardous Chemicals and introduce a new hazards classification and hazard communication system based on the United Nations globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals.
What are Hazardous Substances?
They are those that, following worker exposure, can have an adverse effect on health.
Examples of Hazardous Substances include poisons or substances that cause burns or skin and eye irritations, and substances that cause cancer.
Many Hazardous Substances are also classified as Dangerous Goods.
What are Dangerous Goods?
Dangerous Goods are substances, mixtures and articles that because of their physical, chemical (PhysioChemical) or acute toxicity properties present an immediate hazard to people, property or the environment.
Types of substances classified as Dangerous Goods include explosives, flammable liquid corrosives, combustibles, chemically reactive and acute (highly) toxic substances.
Since 1998, Haz-Stor Australia has been a leader in design and manufacture of custom engineered dangerous goods storage cabinets and buildings. Working directly with our clients, we provide fully compliant solutions for the safe storage of dangerous and hazardous containment requirements.
All of our units fully comply with Australian Standards.