Effective sediment control needs forethought and planning. There are many laws and regulations in place to protect the environment in Australia. Often, non-compliance is an offence that can lead to hefty penalties.
Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. These burns are unlike impact or abrasion, where the damage takes place in an instant. Chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye.
Eyewash stations are an essential part of a first response solution to chemical exposure. If an individual’s face, eyes or surrounding areas come in contact with a dangerous substance whilst at the workplace, eyewash units can help flush away the irritants.
Spill kits exist to provide the right spill response equipment making clean-ups far more effective and less stressful. Spill kits are a cost and resource-effective tool for helping keep your staff, premises, and the environment safe. They also help ensure your workplace is compliant, reducing your risk of hefty penalties.
Hand cleaning has got a lot of press recently due to COVID-19. However, having clean hands is important in every workplace, pandemic or not!
Industrial workers face challenging environments and a lot of daily exposure to dirt and contamination. These types of conditions lead to the need for frequent hand washing.
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.
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