The importance of safe chemical handling in the workplace

Safety in the workplace is a paramount concern for every business, including industrial laundries. At JayChem, our goal is to help our clients to elevate their workplace safety standards, particularly when it comes to handling chemicals.

Compliance with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulations involves meticulous management of risks associated with chemical usage, storage, and handling. JayChem is dedicated to assisting laundry management in risk assessment and full implementation of WHS guidelines to ensure a safe workplace.

Key practices for safe chemical handling include:

  • Clear labelling and signage: Properly labelling chemical tanks and pipework is essential for risk assessment and accident response.
  • Accessible safety data sheets (SDSs): Having SDS’s readily available provides vital information on chemical properties, hazards, and appropriate handling procedures.
  • Hygiene and maintenance: Maintaining a clean environment is vital for hazard/leaking/spills identification. Also, ensuring seals on lids and valves are working flawlessly helps to prevent leaks and spills.
  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE): Equipping employees with proper PPE is indispensable for safe chemical handling. JayChem is committed to collaborating with laundry management and maintenance teams to assess PPE compliance, safeguarding the well-being of all staff.
  • Training:  Training not only equips employees to react effectively in case of accidents and use PPE correctly, but also fosters a culture where safety is everyone’s responsibility, especially those directly handling chemicals.

Creating a safer and more environmentally friendly workplace is a shared responsibility. JayChem is dedicated to partnering with businesses to achieve excellence in workplace safety. Contact us today to explore how we can help you build a safer environment for your staff.