A large percentage of all eye injuries in Australia happens in the workplace. Jobs that are high risk for eye injuries have been identified by Better Health Victoria as those that involve chemicals, compressed air, and equipment that grinds, chips, sprays or cuts, for example.
All businesses, big and small alike, will have an impact on the environment to some degree. Businesses need to follow regulations that are in place to minimise this impact.
Your business should have an environmental management plan (EMP) in place. This is regardless of whether it operates out of a small workshop or a large scale commercial warehouse.
Stormwater originates from rain. It flows into drains, soaks into soil, pools on surfaces, creates surface runoff and evaporates. This water is untreated and eventually reaches our groundwaters, rivers and seas.
As a business, you have a responsibility to help keep this stormwater clean. Stormwater should be free of pollutants like oils, heavy metals and other industrial waste.
Diesel and other petroleum-based substances are particularly dangerous. They are also among the most widely used and transported hazardous substances.
Reducing the possibility of diesel spills in the workplace by taking preventative measures is key. However, accidents, leaks and other unforeseen events can still occur. So, it’s important to have an effective spill response plan in place along with the appropriate fuel spill kits.
Aerosol cans are a convenient way of storing and dispensing hazardous substances. So, they’re commonly used and stored in workplaces around Australia and the world. Aerosol cans, however, are a Class 2 on the Dangerous Goods list and can be hazardous to your workplace if stored improperly.
We tend to think of spills as major events with broad media coverage. But the fact is, worksites with their everyday equipment, products and activities are at risk of spills too.
Whether you’re a large, multi-employee warehouse, or a one-man workshop, if your business involves the storing, transporting or handling of liquids, you need to be ready to deal with spills.
Spill kits are essential for any workplace that uses or stores fuels, oils, non-aggressive liquids or chemicals. Having the correct spill kits on-site can ensure your environmental compliance and duty of care to your people.
Ecospill is a leading supplier of spill kits and environmental safety products. We supply a range of spill kit accessories that can enhance your spill kits and boost your spill response capacity. In this article, we discuss 5 spill kit accessories your business can’t do without.
Understanding the chemicals your workplace deals with requires knowing their storage risks. Equipped with this information, you can be proactive in ensuring the safe storage of hazardous substances.
Serving as both a fuel and lubricant, the use of hydrocarbons on worksites is common practice. Apart from being highly flammable, a hydrocarbon spill can contaminate the environment, damaging plant and animal life. It can also work its way into nearby water sources through the soil if not cleaned up effectively.
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