A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that a hazardous chemical used, handled or stored at the workplace is correctly labelled under section 335.
However, subsection above does not apply if the hazardous chemical is— (a)supplied to the workplace before 1 January 2017; and (b)labelled according to the national labelling code.
342.1 Are hazardous chemicals correctly labelled under section 335 if the hazardous chemical is—
Check where chemicals are transferred or decanted from its original container at the workplace.
Labelling hazardous chemicals - A hazardous chemical is correctly labelled if the chemical is packed in a container that has a label in English including the following— (a) the product identifier; (b) the name, and the Australian address and business telephone number of the manufacturer; or the importer, who must be reside in Australia; (c) for each ingredient of the chemical—the identity and proportion disclosed in accordance with schedule 8; (d) any hazard pictogram consistent with the correct classification of the chemical; (e) any hazard statement, signal word and precautionary statement consistent with the correct classification of the chemical; (f) any information about the hazards, first aid and emergency procedures relevant to the chemical, not otherwise included in the hazard statement or precautionary statement mentioned in paragraph (e); (g) if the chemical has an expiry date—the expiry date.
342.2 Are containers labelled for a hazardous chemical used only for the use, handling or storage of the hazardous chemical?
Are hazardous chemical in pipe work identified by a label, sign or another way on or near the pipe work?
344.1 Have current safety data sheet for hazardous chemical been obtained?
344.2 Are SDS's for hazardous chemical within 5 years of the manufacturer review date?
344.3 Are the current SDS's for hazardous chemical readily accessible to a worker who is involved in using, handling or storing the hazardous chemical at the workplace; and an emergency service worker, or anyone else, who is likely to be exposed to the hazardous chemical at the workplace?
346.1 Is a register of hazardous chemicals used, handled or stored at the workplace available at the workplace?
346.2 Is the register maintained to ensure the information in the register is up to date?
The register must include (a) a list of hazardous chemicals used, handled or stored; and (b) the current safety data sheet for each hazardous chemical listed.
346.3 Is the register readily accessible to (a) a worker involved in using, handling or storing a hazardous chemical; and (b) anyone else who is likely to be affected by a hazardous chemical at the workplace?
A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must, if the quantity of a schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals used, handled or stored at the workplace exceeds the manifest quantity for the schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals
347.1 Do stored chemicals exceed the threshold under schedule 11 hazardous chemicals?
347.2 Is a manifest available?
347.3 Does the manifest contain the type or quantity of schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals? Refer to schedule 12.
347.4 Is the manifest kept in a place determined in agreement with the primary emergency service organisation?
347.5 Is the manifest available for inspection under the Act; and readily accessible to the emergency service organisation?
348.1 Has the regulator been given written notice if a quantity of a schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals exceeds the manifest quantity at the workplace?
Outer warning placards must be prominently displayed at the workplace if the total quantity of a schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals used, handled or stored at the workplace exceeds the placard quantity for the schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals.
349.1 Are placards clean, maintained and not obstructed?
This section does not apply to a workplace if the schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals is used to refuel a vehicle.
349.2 Is the placard clearly legible by persons approaching the placard?
349.3 Is the placard separate from any other sign or writing that contradicts, qualifies or distracts attention from the placard;
349.3 If placard quantity of the hazardous chemical is contained in a building, is placarding located as close as is reasonably practicable to the main entrance of the building;
349.4 Is placarding located at the entrance to each room or walled section of the building in which the hazardous chemical is used, handled or stored;
349.5 If the hazardous chemical is contained in a container or outside storage area—located next to the container or outside storage area?
349.6 Where an outer warning placard 'HAZCHEM" is required is it located at each entrance to the workplace where an emergency services organisation may enter the workplace?
349.7 Are bulk chemical placards located on or next to each container or storage area in which the hazardous chemicals are stored?
349.8 Are packaged chemical placards located at each entrance to a storage area in which the hazardous chemicals are stored
352.1 Are control measures implemented and effective?
353.1 Are safety signs appropriate? Clearly visble
357.1 Is there provision to contain the hazardous chemical spills or leaks, and any resulting effluent where the hazardous chemical is used, handled, generated or stored for a spill containment system?
357.2 Are spill containment systems in place to prevent a hazard of bring incompatible chemicals together?
compatible, for 2 or more substances, mixtures or items, means that the substances, mixtures or items do not react together to cause a fire, explosion, harmful reaction or evolution of flammable, toxic or corrosive vapour.
357.3 Does the spill containment system provide for the clean-up and disposal of the hazardous chemical that spills or leaks and resulting effluent?
358 Are containers of hazardous chemicals and any associated pipe work or attachments protected against damage by an impact or excessive load?
359.1a Have adequate fire protection and fire fighting equipment, designed for the types of hazardous chemicals, been installed?
359.1b Is the fire protection and firefighting equipment compatible with fire fighting equipment used by emergency services?
359.1c Is the fire protection and firefighting equipment properly installed, tested and maintained?
359.2/3 If a part of the fire protection and firefighting equipment provided at the workplace becomes unserviceable or inoperative, the person must ensure that—
(a)the implications of the equipment being unserviceable or inoperative are assessed; and
(b)for risks that were controlled by the equipment when functioning fully, alternative measures are taken to manage the risks.
(3)The person must ensure that the fire protection and firefighting equipment is returned to full operation as soon as practicable.
360.1 Is equipment always available at the workplace for use in an emergency?
361.1 Do any of the hazardous chemicals exceed the manifest quantity of a schedule 11 hazardous chemical?
The following section only applies if the quantity of a schedule 11 hazardous chemical exceeds the manifest quantity.
361.2 Has a copy of the emergency plan been provided to the primary emergency service organisation?
361.3 Has the plan been reviewed following any written recommendations from the primary emergency service organisation?
362.2 Is safety equipment provided, maintained and readily accessible?
363.1 Are systems for the use, handling or storage of hazardous chemicals operated, tested, maintained, installed, repaired and decommissioned safely?
363.2 Has sufficient information, training and instruction been given to the person operating, testing, maintaining or decommissioning the system?
368.1 Is health monitoring undertaken with workers exposed to a schedule 14 chemical?
379.1 Is there appropriate supervision of workers who are exposed to a hazardous chemicals? e.g. use, handle, store, operate test, maintain, repair or likely to be exposed.