Assestment Tool 3 Essay

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BSBWHS501A : Ensure a safe workplace 1. What legislation applies and complying with it? * Federal: National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Act 1985 * Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (ICNAS),for and existing products and chemicals relates to compliance with industrial chemicals(notification and assessment) legislation. * Hazardous chemicals legislation * Classification of workplace hazardous chemicals: Since the introduction of the NOHSC model Regulation for the control of workplace hazardous substances (1994) and the Dangerous Goods Standard (2001), and their adoption by the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances and the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code). Whit the adoption of the National model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulation in 2012, a new system of chemical Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) will come into effect. * GHS Hazardous Chemical Information List: -Pictograms: There are nine hazard pictograms in the GHS which represent the physical, health and environmental hazards: explosive, flammable, oxidizing, gases under pressure, acute toxicity, health hazards, corrosive, chronic health hazards and environmental. -Signal Words: The GHS uses “Danger” and “Warning” as signal words to indicate the relative level of severity of a hazard. Danger is used for the more severe or significant hazard, while Warning is used for the less severe hazards. -Hazard Statements: Hazard statements are assigned to a class and category that describes the nature of the hazards of chemical, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard. -Precautionary Statements: Precautionary statements describe the recommended measures that should be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure or improper storage or

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