There are multiple touch points when it come to the handling of chemicals within the cleaning industry, whether it relates to manufacture, storage, transport or usage.
Logic Business Resources managing director Lorraine Rogic will explore the risk and legislation governing the handling of chemicals in her session, Chemical Management: What You Need to Know, at the upcoming ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo.
Understanding how to manage chemicals is fundamental in ensuring employee safety and minimisation of company risk, especially considering legislative changes over the past 24 months.
Rogic will review the WHS related issues relating to chemicals from manufacture all the way down the pipeline from purchasing to disposal.
“Anyone who needs to understand the management of chemicals in a workplace should attend this session,” Rogic said.
“That could be anyone from the purchasing officer, the warehouse or safety manager to a crew member working out in the field.”
According to Rogic, those who attend the session will walk away with enough knowledge to know how to manage themselves and others around chemicals including safe handling practices via risk assessments and therefore will always know when something is not right when it comes to chemical management.
“Attendees will know how to identify what they should be receiving from manufacturers when purchasing chemicals. The session will cover the chemical process, from the point of purchasing, how to purchase chemicals in Australia and what the rules are surrounding purchasing.
‘They should also walk away knowing what they should be requesting from the manufacturer to make their job easier when it comes to the disposal of the chemical and the associated reporting processes that the Environmental Protection Authority expect.”
Rogic will also be running a Work Health Safety 101 workshop on the second day of the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo.
“This workshop is for people who are moving into the safety space or if their role has changed so they are more responsible for a level of safety in the workplace. The workshop provides a really great way to confirm if what you are doing it right or if in fact here is an opportunity to improve internal processes.
“You can bring to the table what your organisation is doing in regards to safety and we can use that information to conduct a mini-gap analysis so attendees can walk away with a company and role specific list of what they need to do to get their work environment up to a point of legislative compliance.”
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