Best Prectices OHS

Dangerous Goods

New dangerous goods regulations1 were introduced in NSW in September 2005. The new regulations are less prescriptive and based on a risk assessment approach. This is also the trend in dangerous goods regulations in other Australian states.

In a major departure from the previous regulations, the employer is required to provide instruction, training and information to employees.

There are changes involving notification of dangerous goods, preparing manifests and emergency plans, and placarding. There are also other aspects of the new regulations, which mimic the hazardous substances requirements involving the following:

Best Practice OHS has the expertise to identify, assess and control the hazards of dangerous goods. We can provide you with the tools and guidance to ensure employees' health and safety and help you achieve compliance with the OHS regulations.

Our dangerous goods specialist has a PhD in chemistry and headed the WorkSafe Australia unit that formulated the new model regulations. As such he has a complete understanding of the way the new regulations are to be implemented. With his extensive knowledge of chemistry he is able to solve the most complex chemical problem. He is an associate member of the Australasian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants (AIDGC).

Dangerous goods and hazardous substances assessments can be combined. This makes the assessment process very efficient and cost-effective.

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