News

Page Navigation

5 Common Reasons a Clearance Inspection Fails

Our Chemical Consultant Sam Elley has put together this short article to show the top 5 common reasons why a...

Read More
Plaster materials & their relationship with asbestos

Plaster materials used for coating walls, ceilings and partitions is the most common building material received by Chemsafety’s Laboratory for...

Read More
Types of fibres that can be reported

One of the most frequently asked questions from our clients when receiving their asbestos identification test results is; what does...

Read More
June 2021 Newsletter

In our June newsletter you can see what events we are participating in and we explain asbestos identification analysis....

Read More
RPP Webinar

On 10 June our Managing Director and Principal Occupational Hygienist, Bridgette Jennings, will be presenting a webinar on Respiratory Protection...

Read More
Explaining the Asbestos Identification Analysis

Have you ever wondered how our analysts detect asbestos in materials? Our Laboratory Manager, Livia Fioravanti explains how its done....

Read More
Why all workplace dusts are not equal

Why all workplace dusts are not equal?...

Read More
What is an Occupational Hygienist

They are not workplace cleaners or occupational health nurses. Occupational Hygienists anticipate, recognise, evaluate and control biological, physical, and chemical...

Read More
Why Class 5 Hearing Protection Can Over Protect Your Workers

Do you know why Class 5 hearing protection can over protect your workers and the consequences over protection?Read our article...

Read More
Its GHS Time

Today is the 30 April 2021 – its GHS time!Well the time has finally arrived, from today New Zealand has...

Read More
GHS Q&A

Have you got questions about what the change to the GHS classification system means to you and your company? Following...

Read More
Worker Training for Hazardous Substances Webinar

Are you unsure of what training is required for hazardous substances? Join Chemsafety’s free webinar to find out what training...

Read More
Asbestos in your home

Was your house built before 2000? Find out what you need to do as a homeowner when completing renovations of...

Read More
GHS Changes Webinar

On 30 April New Zealand will adopt the GHS Classification system in place of the HSNO classification system. Join our...

Read More
Why your clearance may fail

Find out from one of our licenced asbestos assessors what the most common reasons are for an asbestos clearance inspection...

Read More
5 Reasons you shouldn't collect your own asbestos samples

Taking an asbestos sample doesn't look particularly tricky but there are reasons why you should leave it to the experts....

Read More
The benefits of hiring a professional asbestos consultant

At Chemsafety we have extensive experience as an Asbestos Consultancy Company and with our Asbestos Test Laboratory. Recently we have...

Read More
5 Things FENZ Would Like To See In Your Emergency Response Plan

If you have hazardous substances on site you should be prepared for what happens in an emergency and you should...

Read More
Are you testing your emergency response plan enough?

Are you testing your emergency response plan enough? If you are required to have an emergency response plan (ERP) under...

Read More
International Women's Day, Meet Bridgette Jennings

Monday the 8th is International Women’s Day. For over a century, International Women’s Day has marked a day of advocacy...

Read More
December 2020 Newsletter

In Chemsafety's December 2020 newsletter we cover:GHS ClassificationsAsbestos Awareness WeekWellington Class 3 CertificationExposure Monitoring to Check Control Effectiveness...

Read More
February 2021 Newsletter

In our February newsletter learn how heat can be a hazard and read updates on hazardous substance compliance...

Read More
Fire Rating Compliance

Janet Connochie our Senior Hazardous Substance Consultant has written a comprehensive paper that takes a look at what has changed...

Read More
Heat Stress

Although its coming to the end of summer, heat stress should be a consideration all year round. Workers who are...

Read More
EPA 2019-2020 Chemical Review

Every couple of years the EPA reviews the classifications of hazardous substances when new information has become available. The 2019-2020...

Read More
Hazardous substances located near property boundaries

WorkSafe have released a position document for those whose hazardous substances separation distances extend over the property boundary, outlining when...

Read More
GHS Changes

It’s coming… GHS is really on the wayYou may be aware that the classification system that we use for hazardous...

Read More
Chemsafety Wellington

Did you know Chemsafety has offices in both Christchurch & Wellington? Our Wellington branch can help with the full range...

Read More
Health Monitoring vs Exposure Monitoring

Health Monitoring and Exposure Monitoring – Do You Understand the Difference?These terms are often used interchangeably but they are quite...

Read More
Types of Masks & Where to Use Them

Masks and face coverings are a very topical subject as Auckland moves back up to Level 3 and the rest...

Read More
Minimising Exposure to Hazardous Substances Webinar

Join us for our free webinar on Wednesday 12 August at 10:00am to learn how to minimise exposure to hazardous...

Read More
Spills & Leaks Webinar

Do you know what to do if the hazardous substance you use and store begin to spill or they leak?...

Read More
Fire Ratings and Flammable Gas / Liquids Stores

From 2020 Chemsafety has been examining in detail the evidence available for the fire ratings of flammable gas and liquids...

Read More
Fake Snow Experiment

Snow is fun to play with but not all kids have access to snow during winter. Try this fun experiment...

Read More
Get to know Michael Gray

Michael Gray is our Founding Director at Chemsafety. Although still actively involved in the business, these days Michael can be...

Read More
Machine-made mineral fibres

Machine-made mineral fibres can be a health hazard to people working with them, from manufacture to installation and removal....

Read More
Worksafe Guidance on LCC's at Level 2

WorkSafe have issued some guidance on location compliance at Level 2....

Read More
Level 2 Means We Continue to Work Safely

Chemsafety will be doing more office and site based work in level 2 so you will see us more on...

Read More
Cleaning Mould

Being at home more due to COVID 19 lockdown means that there will be more humidity in your home. This...

Read More
SafeGuard Issue 180

Need something to read over the lockdown? SafeGuard magazine have decided to make their publication free this month. There are...

Read More
We're working remotely

Due to the Level 4 lockdown all Chemsafety staff will be working remotely with full access to our systems and...

Read More
Chemsafety COVID-19 Response Plan

At this time, we do not anticipate that the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation will impact our ability to continue...

Read More
Wellington Services

We're coming up to the second anniversary of our Wellington Branch. We've been working with some great companies completing asbestos...

Read More
Update to WES & Biological Exposure Indices

The 11thEdition of theWorkplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices Special Guidehas now been published on the WorkSafe websitehere.Table 1...

Read More
Location Compliance Certification for class 6 and 8 substances

The time has come to establish a hazardous substance location (HSL) for your class 6 (toxic) and class 8 (corrosive)...

Read More
IANZ Accreditation for Laboratory

Chemsafety Laboratory, expanding its scope of work and getting IANZ accreditation...

Read More
Acute Silicosis - What You Need to Know

In Australia there have been approximately 106 cases of acute silicosis (including 2 fatalities) caused by breathing in dust created...

Read More
Noise

Did you know that removing your hearing protection for just 15 minutes in a high noise area (100dbA – 104dBA)...

Read More
Do the different seasons affect worker exposure?

Yes, for a number of different reasons including worlkload, heating, reduced ventilation and dry weather....

Read More
Newsletter Sign Up

If you would like to sign up for our quarterly newsletter please follow the below link to have articles delivered...

Read More
Respirable Crystalline Silica Guidance

Respirable Crystalline Silica has come under the focus of Worksafe NZ as part of their Clean Air Programme. Respirable crystalline...

Read More
Welding Ventilation Guidance

Worksafe New Zealand has implemented a new initiative called the Clean Air Programme. The main focus of the Clean Air...

Read More