Hazardous Chemicals & Dangerous Goods Induction Training - 20 min
Welcome to the Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods Induction Training Course. This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the controls that should be applied to using hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods in the workplace.
This course will provide you with information about:
- what hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods are and some of the ways you may be exposed to them, and
- controls that should be applied to reduce the risk associated with hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods.
This course has been reviewed by a recognised subject matter expert.
It has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions. For example, ‘employer’ has been used to signify the broader term ‘PCBU’, while ‘WHS’ represents both work and occupational health and safety.
This training is not a substitute for professional legal advice. If you require further advice or information, please contact the health and safety regulator in your jurisdiction.
What are hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods?
Hazardous chemicals are chemicals that have the potential to harm human health and the environment.
Dangerous goods include any chemicals that are:
- organic peroxides
- spontaneously combustible, or
Hazardous chemicals are classified on the basis of immediate or long-term health effects, while dangerous goods are classified on the basis of immediate physical or chemical effects.
Exposure to hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods
You may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or dangerous goods when:
- testing or remedying potentially contaminated land
- conducting environmental monitoring
- accessing sites for the purpose of inspection and surveying to facilitate design
- constructing, demolishing or cleaning, which includes the use of oxy-acetylene, cleaning chemicals, construction materials and coatings, or
- when maintenance takes place.
A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.