News

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) substances. From 1 June 2019 if you exceed the thresholds, you will need to have established an HSL for these substances.

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 by the cutting and grinding of engineered stone benches.  The benches contain up to 97% quartz (crystalline silica).

Read More
Noise

Did you know that removing your hearing protection for just 15 minutes in a high noise area (100dbA – 104dBA) and you will have met your maximum allowed noise for the day, prior to permanent hearing damage?

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
25 Year Anniversary

On Friday 13 October Chemsafety celebrated our 25 year anniversary by holding a celebration with our current and past clients.

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 directly to your mailbox.

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 silica is a known carcinogen and a health risk to those primarily working in the construction and manufacturing industries.

Read More
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.

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 Programme is protecting workers from crystalline silica dust and solvents within the work place but also encompasses welding fume and wood dust.

Read More