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The Working together on health and safety presentation provides you with the basic facts you need to know about the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA).
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The Working together on health and safety presentation provides you with the basic facts you need to know about the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA). The video below, presented by former WorkSafe Chief Executive Gordon MacDonald, is a great resource for getting the message across to your business.
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This presentation covers the main concepts of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), at a high level.
The presentation was last updated on 26 July 2016. It may be updated in future, so please check back here for the most up to date version.
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Slide 1 : This slide introduces Manual for Occupational Health and Safety. Commence by stating Your Company Name. Slide 2 : This slide depicts the Agenda of the presentation. Slide 3 : This slide incorporates the Table of Contents. Slide 4 : This slide showcases the Title for the Topics to be covered in the next template. Slide 5 : This slide highlights the workplace injuries and occupational diseases which highlights the fatal, major and minor injuries with total number of lung disease, dermatitis and cancer reported in employees. Slide 6 : This slide reveals the occupation of fatal and injured employees on the organization which showcase machine operator, care worker, maintenance worker, plant operatives and emergency service worker. Slide 7 : This slide elucidates the common safety violation by employees at worksite. Slide 8 : This slide mentions the Heading for the Contents to be discussed further. Slide 9 : This slides states the key reason of accidents at work which includes direct cause and indirect cause. Slide 10 : This slide shows the Impact of workplace accidents in organization. Slide 11 : This slide indicates the consequences of accidents on workers and employers which includes loss of job, loss of income, and damage to organization equipment's etc. Slide 12 : This slide contains the Title for the Ideas to be discussed further. Slide 13 : This slide focuses on the Need of workplace safety. Slide 14 : The following slide highlights the major objectives for workplace safety in accordance with organization. Slide 15 : This slide elucidates the Heading for the Components to be covered in the upcoming template. Slide 16 : This slide incorporates the four steps to identify the organization risks. Slide 17 : This slide deals with the poor work practices at worksites which showcases defective tools usage, improper lifting, high load at extension cords with general principal for inspections. Slide 18 : This slide exhibits the Title for the Contents to be covered next. Slide 19 : The following slide showcases the hazard identification and evaluation and workplace which includes check existing hazards, inspect workplace, etc. Slide 20 : This slide focuses on the hard prevention and control measures. Slide 21 : This slide highlights the common air compressor hazards. Slide 22 : This slide displays Operational safety guidelines for air compressor hazards. Slide 23 : This slide showcases the different fire hazards including flammable materials, dust and debris, overusing power socket and smoking at workplace with mitigation strategies. Slide 24 : This slide reveals the measures to control fire at workplace which includes steps such as raise the alarm, alert everyone, fight fire and evacuate from the worksite. Slide 25 : This slide presents the Common injuries caused from power tools. Slide 26 : This slide highlights the safety guidelines which showcases the general precautions while handling power tools to prevent accidents. Slide 27 : This slide states the different hazards from chemical at workplace which showcases fire and explosions, chemical reaction, environmental hazards with human related risks. Slide 28 : The following slide showcases the steps or measures for chemical hazards at organization. Slide 29 : The following slide elucidates the problems with excessive drug and alcohol at workplace which showcases the alcohol abuse leads to multiple problems and major drinking habits that creates issues for work. Slide 30 : This slide mentions the preventive and detective measures for alcohol abuse which showcase multiple ways to deal the situation with training program, and experts assistance. Slide 31 : This slide incorporates the Heading for the Ideas to be covered in the forth-coming template. Slide 32 : This slide signifies the importance of management leadership for workplace safety which includes four key steps commitment to safety, program goals, allocate goals and expect performance. Slide 33 : This slide portrays the worker participation to remove safety risks which includes motivate workers for participation, report safety concerns, provide information access to workers and eliminate. Slide 34 : This slide highlights the safety training program for workers. Slide 35 : This slide showcases the assessment and improvement of the safety program. Slide 36 : This slide indicates the coordination with contractors and staffing center by host employer which includes establish effective communication and establish coordination with agencies. Slide 37 : This slide deals with the Title for the Topics to be discussed next. Slide 38 : The following slide talks about the disciplinary action against employees for not complying the rules and safety guidelines. Slide 39 : This slide exhibits the Title for the Topics to be covered in the following template. Slide 40 : This slide shows the Decline in workplace injuries and occupational diseases. Slide 41 : This slide mentions the positive impacts from the workplace safety which showcases reduce medical compensation, zero regulatory fines, few legal repercussion and reduce indirect costs. Slide 42 : This slide indicates the Heading for the Contents to be discussed further. Slide 43 : This slide represents the dashboard which showcases the critical incidents, incident cost, injury consequence, type of incident and severity level of the injury. Slide 44 : This slide highlights the workplace safety dashboard, presenting the incidents per employee, worksite incident total, incidents by total and top injuries by body part. Slide 45 : This is the Icons slide containing all the Icons used in the plan. Slide 46 : This slide is used to depict some Additional information. Slide 47 : This slide displays the Core elements and recommended practices for safety management. Slide 48 : This slide highlights the pictograms of chemical hazards which showcase health hazard, flame, gas cylinder, exploding bomb, etc. Slide 49 : This slide contains the Clustered column chart. Slide 50 : This slide exhibits information related to the Financial topic. Slide 51 : This slide shows a Magnifying glass for minute details. Slide 52 : This slide elucidates the organization's Mind map. 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HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK. Regulatory change, roles and responsibilities. GENOVA, January 17 th 2013. Cultural evolutions and social expectations. DEGREE OF ATTENTION. 2010. 1955. 1898. Attention directed to the health and safety of workers and to primary prevention.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK Regulatory change, roles and responsibilities GENOVA, January 17th 2013
Cultural evolutions and social expectations DEGREE OF ATTENTION 2010 1955 1898 Attention directed to the health and safety of workers and to primary prevention Risk considered to be a factor closely linked to work and therefore inevitable. Attention given only to repairing the consequences of accidents Attention directed to the physical, mental and social well-being of workers: quality of working life. Behaviour-based safety.
The legal framework Technical regulations, guidelines, handbooks Special legislation Prime ministerial decrees, ministerial decrees, labour contracts, jurisdiction Laws, Delegated Laws, Presidential Decrees, EC Directives Civil Code and Penal Code General legislation The Italian Constitution
General legislation: the Italian Constitution Art. 32 The Italian Republic protects health as a fundamental right of the individual and as a collective interest, and guarantees free medical care to the indigent…….. Art. 41 Private economic enterprise is free. It may not be carried out against the common good, or in such a manner that could damage safety, liberty and human dignity......... The Costitution
General legislation: the Civil Code Book V - Rights and duties of the parties (employers and employees), employer’s managerial authority and disciplinary power Art. 2087 Protection of the working environment An employer must adopt in the organisation of his enterprise all measures which, according to the nature of the work, the experience and the technical possibilities, are required to protect the physical integrity and the moral personality of his workers. Art. 2050 Liability for carrying out dangerous activities Anyone causing injury to others in the carrying out of a dangerous activity, either in its nature or by reason of the nature of the means of operation adopted, is required to compensate for injury caused, unless he can prove that he has adopted all the measures appropriate to avoid that injury. Art. 2049 Liability of principals and employers Principals and employers shall be liable for any injury caused by unlawful acts of their domestic staff or salespeople while carrying out their duties. Civil Code and Penal Code
General legislation: the penal code Art. 437 Intentional removal or failure to make use of precautionary measures against accidents at work Anyone who fails to set up systems, devices or signals designed to prevent disasters or accidents in the workplace, or who removes or damages such systems, will face a prison sentence of between six months and five years. If an actual disaster or accident occurs because of this act, the sentence will be from three to ten years. Art. 451 Negligent failure to make use of precautionary measures against disasters or accidents at work Anyone who, by negligence, fails to set up or removes or damages systems or devices designed for fire extinguishing, life-saving or first aid in the event of a disaster or accident in the workplace will face a prison sentence of up to one year or a fine of between € 103.00 and € 516.00. Penal Code In the Criminal Code, crimes of injury (art. 590) and manslaughter (art. 589) are considered to be more serious when committed in violation of the regulations regarding safety at work. Civil Code and Penal Code
Special legislation Technical Regulations, Guidelines, Handbooks Prime ministerial decrees, ministerial decrees, labour contracts, jurisdiction Laws, Delegated Laws, Presidential Decrees, EC Directives Consolidating art (D.Lgs 81/2008) art 300/1970 “Workers’ statute”
1955 1994 2008 2010 D.Lgs 626 D.Lgs 81 Special legislation: Regulatory change ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT APPROACH COMMAND AND CONTROL APPROACH Flexible system Inflexible system • System oriented towards management and organisational aspects, and prevention • New levels of relations and definition of roles and responsibilities for new individuals. • Substantial respect for prevention and protection measures • Prescriptive, sectorial system, oriented towards repression rather than prevention • Excessive regulatory fragmentation • Formal respect for conformity
D.Lgs. 81/2008: Organisation and participation model Duties Obligations Prevention and Protection Supervisor Qualified doctor Planner Employer Fire Wardens Manufacturer Manager Health and Safety Officer Supplier First Aid Officers Worker Fitter Employees’ Health and Safety representative
Prevention and Protection Supervisor The service for the prevention of and protection from risks in the workplace involves: the evaluation of risks; the development, within the realm of responsibility, of preventive and protective measures and of the systems for the inspection of these measures; the development of safety procedures for the company’s various activities; the proposal of information and training programmes for workers; participation in periodic prevention and protection meetings; supplying employees with information about risks, and about the measures and procedures described above; Employees involved in prevention and protection services are bound to secrecy regarding the working processes they learn about during their duties, in accordance with the decree. The prevention and protection service is used by the employer.
The Employees’ Health and Safety Representative is consulted in advance regarding the evaluation of risks and the identification of prevention and protection measures; is consulted regarding the nominations and duties assigned by the employer; is consulted regarding the organisation of training; receives company information and documentation regarding health and safety at work; promotes the development, identification and enactment of prevention measures; submits observations regarding inspections and audits carried out by the competent authorities by whom he/she is consulted; attends periodic prevention meetings; submits proposals regarding prevention activities; advises employer of any risks identified during his/her work; appeals to the competent authorities if he/she considers that measures taken by the employer are inadequate for the purposes of ensuring safety and health at work.
Organisation: de facto responsibilities Employer Manager Health and Safety Officer Worker De facto exercise of authority (Art. 299 D.Lgs 81/2008) The duty of care applicable to the above-described subjects also applies to those who, although not officially defined, in concrete terms possess legal authority regarding each of the defined subjects.
Manager Employer EMPLOYER – definition (art. 2, D.Lgs 81/2008) The person who is bound by contract to the worker or the person who has the responsibility to organise the business in so much as he exercises power of disposition and spending. MANAGER – definition (art. 2, D.Lgs 81/2008) The person who, within the scope of his professional competences and hierarchical and functional powers in accordance with the nature of his job, carries out the employer’s instructions, organising and monitoring the work in question.
Health and Safety Officer HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER – definition (art. 2, D.Lgs 81/2008) The person who, within the scope of his professional competences and hierarchical and functional powers in accordance with the nature of his job, supervises the work and guarantees that instructions received are carried out, ensuring that this is done so correctly by workers, and exercising a functional power of initiative Worker WORKER – definition (art. 2, D.Lgs 81/2008) Person who, whatever his type of working contract, carries out a job within an employer’s organisation, whether public or private, with or without payment, even with the sole aim of learning a trade, art or profession, excluding domestic help and family members.
Management Model: introduction D.Lgs 231/2001 L. 123/2007 D.Lgs 81/2008 In accordance with art. 583 c.p., Injury to persons is considered serious: - if it results in an illness or disability with a prognosis of more than 40 days - if it results in the permanent weakening of one of the senses or an organ Injury to persons is considered extremely serious: - if it results in a certainly/probably incurable illness - if it results in the loss of one of the senses, an organ or a limb - if it results in permanent damage to the face Introduce la responsabilità amministrativa delle persone giuridiche Introduce nel 231/2001, (art. 25 septies) la responsabilità amministrativa delle società in relazione ai delitti colposi di omicidio e lesioni personali gravi e gravissime, commessi in violazione delle norme sulla sicurezza del lavoro L’art. 30 prevede i modelli di gestione aziendali esimenti la responsabilità amministrativa delle persone giuridiche
Appropriate Management Model (art. 30 D.Lgs 81/2008) • Themodel adopted and efficiently put into practice must ensure a company system for the fulfilling of all legal obligations regarding: • compliance with technical-structural standards; • risk evaluation and the provision of necessary preventive and protective measures; • activities of an organisational nature, such as emergencies, first aid, management of external contracts, periodic safety meetings, consultations with employees’ health and safety representatives; • health surveillance.
Appropriate Management Model: other requirements (art. 30 D.Lgs 81/2008) The Organisational and Management model must include adequate systems for the registration of the implementation of the measures laid down The organisational model must in every case include the organisation of the verification, evaluation, management and control of risks, as well as an appropriate disciplinary system for the punishment of failure to adhere to the measures laid down in the model. The organisational model must also include an adequate system for the control of the implementation of the same model and for the maintenance over time of adequate conditions for the adopted measures. A reassessment and, if necessary, modification of the organisation model must be adopted if significant violations of regulations regarding health and safety in the workplace are revealed, or if there are changes in company organisation and the work involved due to scientific and technological progress.
Responsibilities and sanctions Imprisonment or penalty Penalty Imprisonment Administrative sanction Manslaughter Personal injury through negligence Fine Ban Confiscation Publication of the judgement VIOLATION CRIMINAL OFFENCE CRIMINAL OFFENCE
Violation: Prescription D.Lgs. N. 758/1994 Inspection by Police The violation is recorded “with prescription” and an indication of the latest possible date for rectification is given Communication to the Judge (suspended procedure) Rectification carried out but penalty not paid Rectification carried out and penalty paid = ¼ of the maximum The date by which the violation can be rectified may be extended at the request of the user Subsequent inspection by police Rectification not carried out Closure of criminal proceedings Re-opening of criminal proceedings Re-opening of criminal proceedings
Company’sadministrativeresponsibility • Fines made to companies can vary from a minimum of € 25,822.84 to a maximum of € 1,549,370.69 • Strict bans are also applicable, in addition to fines: • Disqualification from operating the business • Suspension or annulment of authorizations, licences or concessions functional to the violation • Ban from communicating with the public administration, except for obtaining public services • Exclusion from facilitations, financing, financial contributions or support and the possible annulment of any already obtained. • Ban from publicizing goods or services
Circumstances exempting responsibility for criminal offences: legal interpretation PREVENTION is determined by three strategic variables Technological upgrading Training of human resources Surveillance Where companies have complied with all three of the above conditions, it is generally agreed by legal doctrine that the employer has fulfilled the health and safety obligations laid down in art. 2087
Jurisdiction: workers’ responsibilities This means that: where the several variables are present • Injuries to health will be attributable to workers’ behaviour , having the characteristics of • exceptionality • Abnormality • compared with working procedure and organisational instructions received
Fatalities and accidents in someEuropeancountries ( 2010 )
Assumption There are no activities with a zero risk. Wherever there is human activity, there is an element of risk regarding health and safety.
Accidents in the home Every year in our country there are around 3,000,000 home accidents with 8400 fatalities (more than six times the number of fatal accidents in the workplace) and 300,000 hospital admissions
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An introduction to health and safety at work includes health and safety at work etc act 1974 and many regulations who does it apply to employers must safeguard, so ... – powerpoint ppt presentation.
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
- and many Regulations
- Employers must safeguard, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees and others who may be affected by the work activity.
- Applies to all people at work including the self employed, to designers, manufacturers and suppliers
- Most duties are subject to so far as is reasonably practicable i.e. the protection must be worth the cost
- To protect the health, safety and welfare of staff
- To provide and maintain safe equipment and safe systems of work
- Safe use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances
- Provide a safe workplace with a safe entrance and exit
- Provide information, instruction, training and supervision
- Provide a written safety policy (if there are 5 or more staff)
- Carry out risk assessments (in writing if 5 or more staff)
- provide a health and safety law poster entitled Health and Safety law What you should know displayed in a prominent position and containing details of the enforcing authority.
- N.b. employee includes voluntary workers and persons on work experience
- To take care of themselves and others
- To follow safety advice and instructions
- Not interfere with any safety device
- To report accidents
- To report hazards and risks
- Your supervisor will usually be your first contact if you have a health and safety issue
- Your safety representative may come from the union if the workplace is unionised
- If you have a serious complaint that cannot be settled in the workplace, your Inspector (see next slide)
- Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Manufacturers schools and colleges repairers specialist places like hospitals and power stations
- Environmental Health Officers
- Places where the public go like shops, offices, leisure facilities
- Fire Officers
- just enforce the bits relating to fire safety
- Magistrates court
- 20,000 per offence
- Up to 6 months in prison
- Employers, managers or employees can be prosecuted
- Crown court ( for more serious offences and where there is a Judge and jury)
- Unlimited fines
- Imprisonment for up to 2 years
- All accidents, however minor, should be reported to your supervisor
- Similarly, all incidents of ill-health (caused from work) should also be reported
- Accidents include those that resulted in injury or damage and near misses those which COULD have resulted in injury or damage
- Your supervisor will decide if the incidents needs to be recorded in the accident records
- Violent incidents are included (this includes verbal threats)
- Some accidents, incidents and illnesses have to be reported to the government
- These include accidents that cause an employee to be off sick for three days or more, if (following a work accident) he is admitted to hospital for 24 hours or more serious injuries certain work related illnesses (such as repetitive strain injuries) accidents to non-employees if they are taken to hospital from the scene of the accident (even if they are discharged straight away.
- If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a reportable accident, a special form will be filled in and there may be a formal investigation
- must protect you whilst at work and provide suitable supervision and training
- Provide written risk assessments and safety policy
- Employees (i.e. you) must work safely without risking yourself or others
- The law applies to everyone at work and anyone can be prosecuted if they do not act safely
- Your manager or your safety representative are there to answer your safety queries
- You must report accidents
- Employers must ensure that any working areas above the ground or below (e.g. inspection pits) are guarded or protected
- If you have to work above ground level you must be kept safe e.g. by wearing a safety harness if it is an area such as a flat roof which is not guarded
- Stepladders should only be used for jobs that do not take long and they must be safe and stable when in use
- Use kick stools safely they must be on an even, level surface
- Follow training when using a stepladder
- Carry out a visual check on any steps before use
- Stand on the very top of a step ladder
- Stand on chairs or tables
- Climb on racking or shelving
- Stand on the forks of a fork lift truck
- Employers must provide-
- Toilets (can be shared by men and women in small workplaces)
- Sanitary disposal facilities for women
- Washbasins for hands near the toilet with hot and cold (or warm) water, soap and drying facilities
- Cold drinking water (preferably not in the toilet area)
- Seating (if the job can be done sitting down)
- Somewhere clean to eat lunch (if it is a dirty job
- Facilities for disabled people and pregnant women
- There must be sufficient space to work safely and enough lighting and ventilation
- Workplaces must be kept generally clean and tidy
- Chairs must be safe and comfortable
- Temperature must be reasonable
- Reasonable means at least 16oC for office work and 13oC where there is physical work
- In very hot weather, employers only need to provide local cooling e.g. fans
- At work you are entitled to-
- A safe workplace this includes areas above or below the ground level
- Drinking water
- A place to eat lunch
- Safe seating
- Employers have to provide first aid facilities at work
- As a minimum, there should be a fully stocked green first aid box and a person appointed to take charge in an emergency
- Some workplaces have qualified first aiders and first aid rooms
- Green and white notices should inform you where the first aid box is kept and who the first aider(s) or appointed person(s) is/are
- Employers must have arrangements in place
- to prevent fires
- To raise the alarm
- To fight fires (fire extinguishers)
- Emergency evacuation (including a pre-arranged meeting place for staff to assemble following evacuation)
- Notices showing the safe evacuation routes from buildings should be green and white
- You may be asked to lift, carry push or pull a load at work
- You should always follow safe practice when doing any moving and handling
- You should never attempt to move anything that is too heavy or difficult ask for help
- Employers should provide equipment to help you to move heavy or difficult loads
- Plan the lift.
- Consider mechanical aids - even a sack truck can make a big improvement
- Where is the load going to be placed?
- Will help be needed with the load?
- Remove obstructions such as discarded wrapping materials.
- Walk the route ensure someone will be there to open any fire doors
- Adopt a stable position
- Get a good hold
- Start in a good posture bend the knees and do not bend the back more than a little
- Avoid twisting the back or leaning sideways
- For a long lift, consider resting the load midway on a table or bench to change grip.
- Planning and preparation
- Plan the lift and route
- Assess weight and size of load
- Obtain correct PPE/check clothing
- correct, balanced posture, feet apart
- use legs, back straight, avoid twisting
- hold object close to body
- proceed carefully
- clear visibility
- reverse lift close
- check positioning
- Any vehicle or piece of mobile equipment used at work (does not include vehicles travelling on a public road)
- Employers protect pedestrians by
- marking traffic routes
- Signposts at junctions
- One way systems
- Speed limits
- Warning horns when vehicles reverse
- Training of drivers
- Poor communications e.g. between management and staff
- Too much work (overload)
- Too little work (boredom)
- Poor relationships with colleagues
- Workplace bullying
- Noisy workplace
- Work life and home life out of balance
- Lack of concentration
- Changes in a person's normal behaviour
- Poor relations with other staff
- Being irritable
- Being indecisive
- Raised blood pressure
- Loss of appetite/ weight loss
- Weight gain
- Drinking or smoking more than normal
- First tell your manager that you think you are suffering from stress
- Inform your manager of any work related stressors (such as impossible deadlines) that may be contributing to your stress levels
- If you do not wish to do this for any reason, you could talk to your union representative
- Some workplaces provide a counselling service
- You may find help through your occupational health service
- If your health is being seriously affected, you could consult your doctor (GP)
- The term covers everything from a hand tool to a large machine like a crane.
- Before you use equipment at work you should be shown how to use it safely
- You should never use equipment that you are not trained or authorised to use
- Electrical equipment should have a sticker on it indicating that it has been P.A.T. tested and giving a date when the next test is due
- Traps of fingers or other parts
- Entanglement of clothing or hair
- Ejection things being thrown out of the machine
- Contact with hot or abrasive
- Impact being hit by moving parts of the machine
- Electrical dangers
- Only use equipment for which you have been authorised and/or trained
- Always wear any personal protective equipment such as goggles or gloves if you have been instructed to do so
- Carry out a visual check of equipment before you use it and look for any obvious defects
- If you notice something wrong or unusual, report it to your manager and put the equipment out of use
- Control measures are put in place by employers to protect staff from hazards and risks that have been identified
- The hierarchy of controls
- Employers are allowed to take costs into account and work their way down the list until a suitable solution at reasonable cost has been identified
- Controlling risks at source
- Training, instruction and supervision
- Personal protective equipment
- Includes clothing and other items worn by staff to protect themselves from work hazards
- Must only be used as a last resort i.e. when no other protection can be provided at reasonable cost
- Gloves, goggles, hard hats, hearing protectors, warm clothing (in cold conditions), safety shoes or boots, respirators etc
- Provide the p.p.e. (free) if a risk assessment has shown it to be necessary
- It must be exclusively for you and fit you comfortably
- Provide somewhere to store it
- Provide facilities for it to be cleaned and maintained
- Replace it when necessary
- Provide training (if necessary) in how to wear/use it properly
- You must wear the p.p.e. if it has been provided for you. You could be held personally liable if you had an accident which could have been prevented by you wearing your p.p.e.
- You must care for it, store it and clean it as necessary
- You must report any defects.
- You may be exposed to hazardous substances whilst at work
- Bodily fluids or solids
- Micro organisms
- COSHH assessments
- The use of hazardous substances must be assessed
- Prevention of exposure
- Protection of employees
- Special risk assessments should be available that describe how to use and store the chemical safely
- You may be provided with p.p.e. e.g. gloves, goggles, apron this MUST be worn
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