The Burden of Compliance
The time and cost burden on businesses that use Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods is significant. The number of regulations relating to Hazardous Chemicals, the complexity of them, and the potential financial and legal penalties. It can drive a business to despair.
On the 4th April 2016, the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect, changing the requirements and responsibilities of persons conducting a business or undertaking. Complementing the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO), the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 introduced additional compliance requirements in New Zealand.
Under Chapter 3 of the HSWA 2015 Regulations,‘PCBUs‘ have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the workplace is without risks to the health and safety of any person.
These Acts impose duties on PCBUs regarding labelling, safety data sheets and manifests, safe handling and storage of hazardous chemicals and control of risk.
ChemAlert is more than just a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) repository. Once you have your Stock Management module setup, ChemAlert can assist PCBUs in meeting requirements for; Dangerous Goods, GHS, Biological Exposure and Health Monitoring, Tracking Chemicals, Auditing and Inspections, Placarding, Segregation, hardcopy SDS registers and much more.
ChemAlert can not only untangle the complex web of regulation, but assist you in reducing the total cost of ownership of Hazardous Substances.