Changes to Health and Safety at work are coming our way, we’ve made some changes to help keep enableHR users safe at work.
On December the 1st 2017 the Health and Safety regulations for managing hazardous substances at work are changing. So that we’re all on top of the change, we have made sure our Hazardous Chemicals Register is in line with the new Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 before they come into force. The electronic form now includes up to date fields and information areas to help your Health and Safety administrators meet the requirements for managing Hazardous Chemicals under the new Regulations.
Our updated checklist will ensure you have a process to follow that assures you are following your due diligence to
- Know your Inventory – keep track of an inventory of hazardous substances in the workplace.
- Know the Risks – access and store your safety data sheets that contain the comprehensive information around the properties and effects of the substance on health and safety at work.
- Manage the risks – guidance to take the appropriate measures to manage the risks of Hazardous substances at work.
At different stages of the checklist you will be asked to confirm if a current record of supporting documentation (such as the Safety data sheet or a completed Risk Assessment form) has been recorded against the chemical register item.
If you select No, a great way to stay on top of compliance requirements is to utilise the “Add Reminder Note” feature to create a reminder to upload the document, or clearly state the reason why a document may not be required. This is a great way to optimise your enableHR tools and your ability to meet your obligations to a high level.
For more useful resources and advice on the interpretations and check out WorkSafe New Zealand’s Hazardous Substance Regulations website page for breakdowns and tools.
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