In a work environment, it is important to ensure your employees have adequate knowledge of the potential risks associated with chemicals to ensure safe handling and use. This can be achieved with the introduction of a Chemical Safety training programme provided to all employees who may be exposed to the hazardous chemicals. In addition, companies can use documented procedures i.e. Standard Operating Procedures, training on Chemical Risk Assessments and poster campaigns to increase awareness of staff regarding chemical safety. There are a number of benefits to providing Chemical Safety training in the workplace including; reducing the risk of a serious incident involving hazardous chemicals, ensuring full compliance with the relevant regulations and developing a positive health and safety culture associated with the use of chemicals and ensuring your employees feel safe and confident in their roles.
“The only thing worse than training good employees and losing them, is not training your employees and keeping them.”