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HSNO Regulations

The long anticipated Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations have just been released.

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Respirable Crystalline Silica Guidance

Respirable Crystalline Silica has come under the focus of Worksafe NZ as part of their Clean Air Programme. Respirable crystalline silica is a known carcinogen and a health risk to those primarily working in the construction and manufacturing industries.

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Methamphetamine Testing

Chemsafety is pleased to announce that we are now doing methamphetamine testing.  Our trained staff carry out wipe sampling in accordance with NIOSH 9111 Methodology.

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Welding Ventilation Guidance

Worksafe New Zealand has implemented a new initiative called the Clean Air Programme. The main focus of the Clean Air Programme is protecting workers from crystalline silica dust and solvents within the work place but also encompasses welding fume and wood dust.

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Land Transport Rule; Dangerous Goods Amendment 2016

The NZ Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on an amendment toLand Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005(the proposed amendment Rule).

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Types of Asbestos Removal

The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 have classified asbestos into three classes for removal work.

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What do the new asbestos Regulations mean for electricians, plumbers, builders, etc doing Asbestos Related Work?

The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations set out clear and specific requirements for PCBU's.

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What do the new asbestos Regulations mean for PCBU building occupants?

What the new Regulations mean for PCBU building occupants?

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Inventories

Inventories of hazardous substances have always been one of those things that you should have, and it would be hard to manage what you have if you don’t.

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Asbestos Assessor 001

Congratulations to Bridgette Jennings, Asbestos Assessor 001

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Hazardous Substance Training

Which ever decision is made in the draftHealth and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulationsregarding approved handlers the PCBU will have specific criteria to meet when it comes to training and information for all people working with hazardous substances.

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Approved Handlers

Approved Handlers are one area of significant potential change in the draft Hazardous Substances regulations.

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Labelling and Packaging Workplace Containers

Further to my earlier post regarding the draft Heath and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations, while consultation has now closed, I’m sure you will be interested in some of the aspects of the draft.  We are anticipating the regulations to be released later in 2016, coming into force during 2017.

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Draft HSNO Regulations

The draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations were released for consultation shortly before Christmas. They consist of a joyful 19 Parts, 524 pages in total. MBIE’s Have Your Say Page provides the information that you need to make a submission. In this series Chemsafety will provide you with a summary of the information, which we hope will be helpful.

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P402 Certification

We are please to announce that both Bridgette Jennings and Paul Robertson have achieved P402 (Buildings Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos) certification through the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

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Draft Hazardous Substance Regulations

 It’s got to the busy season again, and some of us are looking forward to a very ‘special’ Christmas Present – draft Hazardous Substances Regulations.

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December 2015 Newsletter

Another year has flown by and we’ve had another successful year at Chemsafety. Check out our December 2015 newsletter for an update on our new website, Christmas and New Year office opening times and the changes to the Health & Safety Regulations for Asbestos

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What is Asbestos Work?

An overview of what the term "asbestos work" means in the upcoming Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015.

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Changes to the Rules for Work Involving Asbestos

WorkSafe NZ have released their proposed changes to licensing for asbestos related work.

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Asbestos Register and Management Plan Requirements

An overview of the asbestos register and management plan requirements for the new Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015

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Changes To The Asbestos Regulations, What You Need To Know

What do we expect the new Asbestos Regulations [Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015] to look like and what will they mean to New Zealand business organisations?

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Asbestos Identification and Survey Requirements

An overview of the asbestos identification and survey requirements in the upcoming Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015.

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

The winter 2015 newsletter gives an update on the Chemsafety team and regulation changes that are in the wind.

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