HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

HAZCHEM

WHS legislation refers to dangerous goods by the term ‘hazardous chemicals’.
Reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals at work is essential to creating a healthy, safe, and productive workplace and a key focus area in the SafeWork NSW Regulatory Priorities for 2023.
Over the past four years, there have been more than 6500 injuries in NSW workplaces as a result of poor handling or storage of hazardous chemicals. Eight people died and more than 250 are now permanently disabled.
There are thousands of hazardous chemicals used in the workplace, from paints to pesticides, glue, cleaners, and fuels. They come in various forms – powders, solids, liquids and gases.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) set out the Hazards, Risks, and Controls for each product, must be kept on-site and be easily available for reference. SDS are available to download from the manufacturer’s website just search for the product SDS – e.g. SIKA CONTACT FIX SDS
It is a WHS requirement that all workers are inducted onto the SDS (Hazchem training) for all hazardous chemicals used in your work.
Always check the back of the product, for HAZCHEMs you will find GHS Pictograms (below) that will alert you to the hazard the chemicals present. Also, look for the words DANGER I WARNING.

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This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd, ABN 11 074 397 532 (MBANSW) and you.

MBANSW is the registered Group Training Organisation and Apprenticeship Services arm of Master Builders Association of New South Wales, ABN 96 550 042 906 (Master Builders)

“You”, “your” and “Host Employer” refer to you, your company and business nominated in the table below.

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Direct Debit Terms and Conditions

  • Your nominated account or credit card will be debited weekly for hosting a MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee.
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  • Ensure that your nominated account can accept direct debits (your financial institution can confirm this).
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Please direct all enquiries to MBAS (02) 8586 3533 or apprenticeship@mbansw.asn.au;

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This authority to direct debit will remain in place in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.