Workplace Hazardous Substances in Australia
This web site was established to fulfil the needs, of persons wishing to gain an understanding of the management of workplace hazardous substances. The information on this site is particularly relevant to the industrial situation, existing in Victoria, Australia in 1999.
A CHAT FACILITY is available each Monday evening at 9 PM Australian EST (1100 GMT), to facilitate communication between students and other interested parties.
The information on this site may be used for training, with the following aims:
For a broad workplace group,to provide participants with basic knowledge and skills to participate in the process of hazardous substances management, including identification, assessment and control of risks arising from the use of hazardous substances in the workplace.
For groups more involved with implementation of relevant legislation, to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to implement a program of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control. The course also provides an insight into Administrative Risk Control and Behavioural Safety aspects of Hazardous Substances Management.
Some training outcomes which may be achieved from the course material provided below, are relevant for all target groups and some for a more specialised target group which are more involved in implementation of Hazardous Substances legislation.
The following documents are substantially the course notes for the Associate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene, Workplace Hazardous Substances Management module, conducted by Alan Cotterell, Director of Acotrel Risk Management Pty Ltd, at Holmesglen College of Technical and Further Education, in Melbourne Australia during 1999.
Hazardous Substances Management - Course Overview
Overview of Workplace Hazardous Substances
Risks Associated with Workplace Hazardous Substances
Safe Use of Workplace Hazardous Substances
Management of Hazardous Substances in the Workplace
Obtaining Information on Hazardous Materials from Material Safety Data Sheets
Dangerous Goods Classes
Explosives Safety (Dangerous Goods Class 1)
Combustible Materials Safety
Radioactive Materials Safety
Dangerous Goods (Storage & Handling) Regulations 1989
Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances
Draft Hazardous Substances Regulations
Transport of Dangerous Goods
Relevance of Organisational Culture To Safety (and Productivity)
Administrative Risk Control and Process Analysis
Operational Risk Management
Adminstrative Risk Control and Continuous Improvement
Driving Continuous Improvement Through Productivity Gainsharing
Management System Auditing
Human Relations When Auditing
About Behavioural Change and Safety
Ethics and Risk Management
Australian Standards Related to Hazardous Substances
Management System Integration
PROGRAMME AND ASSESSMENT
The Following information is about the programme conducted at Holmesglen TAFE, and the means of assessing competency.
Hazardous Substances (ABD503)/Management of Hazardous Substances (ABD563).
Class participation - Hazardous Substances (presentation)
Assignment 1 - Dangerous Goods (This document is for year 2000 students. Version for current year was distributed to class by hand)
Assignment 2 - Material Safety Data Sheets
Management of Hazardous Substances:
Assignment 1 - Risk Management (Students may elect to complete the Flowcharting Assignment instead of this assignment).
Assignment 2 - Risk Assessment
Assignment 3 - Risk Control
Contact: Alan Cotterell Phone 61-3-57626737
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Related Web Sites
Standards Australia Online
Acotrel Risk Management Pty Ltd
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
Victorian Workcover Authority
Worksafe Western Australia
WorkCover Corporation (SA)
More Hazardous Substances Links
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Commission for Radiological Protection
Occupational Health & Safety Services
Disposal of Radioactive waste
Major Hazard Facilities Regulations
Management System Integration
More Behavioural Safety