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Risk management analysis – dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Hazardous substances and dangerous goods currently in use at the GAC are:
  • on the Hazardous Substance Register (Attachment 13)
  • and have had their individual risk assessed using a Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment Record. (Attachment 14)

It is the responsibility of the GAC Manager to ensure that any new substances are brought to the attention of the WSHO who will
  • Complete Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment Record (Attachment 14)
  • Obtain MSDS
  • Update Hazardous Substance Register (Attachment 13)
  • Issue copies of above according to the GAC Operations Manual Distribution List (Attachment 2)
Hazardous chemicals used in the Plant Room are managed by GAC Manager who is responsible for their maintenance, storage and handling. The Sodium Hypochlorite solution is supplied and refilled by an external supplier. The delivery of the Sodium Hypochlorite into the pool is via a mechanical system and no handling is required. No other GAC staff member is expected to handle chemicals used in the Plant Room. Other chemical use (ie cleaning products) is managed by GAC staff and cleaning contractors in accordance with material data safety sheets stored with the chemicals and available in the GAC Office.

Risk management analysis – hazards

It is the responsibility of all employees at the GAC to be alert to hazards that could cause harm. Hazards are identified by various means including but not limited to
  • Reviewing incident and accident data
  • Conducting Quality Assurance audits
  • Inspections as part of routine Building Maintenance
  • Personnel experience
Any hazard that is identified is reported using a standard Hazard Report Form (Attachment 16)

http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/resources/pdfs/hazardreport_form2003.pdf 

The WHSO evaluates the identified hazards and, in consultation with GAC, staff determines the probability the consequence and the remedy for each hazard.

Review

Risk analyses are reviewed annually as part of the GAC Quality Assurance Audit.

The WHSO undertakes the audit using the following documents.