Don’t get fined…
All jurisdictions are looking at their dangerous goods laws and introducing tough new offences and harsher penalties. Victoria is a good example with the Dangerous Goods Amendment (Penalty Reform) Act creating a new offence for reckless conduct that endangers people and increases penalties for various offences to better reflect the serious nature of the offending conduct.
A new section has been inserted creating the new offence of ‘Conduct in respect of dangerous goods that endangers persons.’ This new ‘reckless conduct’ offence will carry a penalty of up to 10 years prison or a maximum fine of $627,836 for individuals who engage in reckless conduct in the manufacture, storage, transport, transfer, sale or use of dangerous goods that places a person in danger of death.
Body corporates who engage in reckless conduct that places a person in danger of death will face maximum fines of $6,608,800.
Advice to manage dangerous and hazardous goods at your site:
The below image provides a simple 7 step protocol that we recommend all epar customers across Australia undertake to ensure they are actively managing their hazardous and dangerous goods.
Above we’ve discussed to meet your duty is to have access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) and an inventory. Here is a solution for you.
epar maintains a digital database that houses the SDS’s you need. They are ready in Connect 2.0 for instant download. Once you click on the SDS’s you want, they will drop automatically into your own inventory. It takes only a matter of minutes, and you can rest assured the SDS’s are current and up to date because our admin team takes care of that for you.
- Set the storage locations of your chemicals;
- Set product thresholds with auto reorder reminders;
- Set your product application rates for chemicals and this information links automatically to your spray application sheet along with the SDS information.
Save time, space & money
The digitisation of labour intensive paper-based business processes like SDS management and spray application sheets management will save you time, space, and money. It also eases the transfer or information, promotes the environment, boosts security, and demonstrates compliance.
Our Digital SDS database and Chemical Application system sits under the Chemical App on your Connect 2.0 dashboard for you to streamline and accelerate this critical business function.
epar is a team of EHS experts who can provide your business with a complete EHS management solution.
epar has managed and revolutionised the complex world of environment and safety management since 2003, and are unique in the level of advanced research and development relating specifically to a sustainable workplace.
The company has quickly become a leading provider of EHS management solutions within Australia and internationally, with an experienced team who are passionate about ensuring businesses understand their legal responsibilities and are practically achieving their goals.
At epar it starts with the best team and the best compliance materials and carries through to the best software and document design and better delivery methods – all with the philosophy that their customers deserve the best.
Because every golf business has the potential for greatness.