Dangerous Goods are substances that present a hazard to people, living organisms, property or the environment. Hazardous Substances are those that present an adverse effect on health following a person’s exposure.
A substance can be classified as a dangerous good, a hazardous substance, both or neither. Dangerous good are classified under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code). A hazardous substance is classified by Safe Work Australia and it predecessors Australian Safety & Compensation Council (ASCC) and the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC).
Buildings contain a number of substances that require annual stocktake to ensure a safe working area and to meet legislative requirements for the use of hazardous substances. A stock inventory including all Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods (including gases) is a legal requirement under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulation 1996. Many materials used at the workplace are classified as hazardous substances including cleanering agents, glues and solvents. The law requires that safety and health information must be provided to workplaces in the form of Material Safety Data Sheets and labels so that the hazardous substance can be stored and used safely.
QED Environmental Services is able to provide a report that identifies substances on site in order to maintain an up to date register of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances.
In keeping with the appropriate State and National Legislation QED will;