- 1 Purpose
- 2 Scope
- 3 Procedure Overview
- 4 Procedures
- 5 References
- 6 Schedules
- 7 Procedure Information
Ensures the University informs its Employees regarding the recording and storage of hazardous substances in the workplace.
Applicable to all Faculties and Departments within the University.
3 Procedure Overview
The University has an obligation under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld) to ensure that all substances are stored in compliance with this regulation.
4.1 Overall responsibility for compound
The University Safety team will maintain responsibility for the overall management of the Chemicals Store (Z5) and will be responsible for maintaining and controlling a register of all appointed and authorised persons.
4.2 Appointment of authorised person/s
Each faculty and department will appoint and authorise a person/s to manage their allocated area, to ensure compliance with University Procedures.
4.3 Authorised entry to storage compound
No University Employee is to enter the storage compound unaccompanied. At least one of the persons must be the Authorised Person.
4.4 MSDS register
Each faculty and department must keep a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Register of all substances stored in the compound. The Register is to be kept in the storage compound.
4.5 Storage manifest
Each faculty and department must keep accurate records of the quantities of each substance stored in this compound.
Each faculty and department must ensure that all containers are correctly labelled as per the legal requirements.
4.7 Waste storage
Each faculty and department must ensure that all waste substances are stored correctly in the designated areas.
All containers must be correctly labelled as per the legal requirements.
Spillage of any kind must be cleaned up immediately, using the provided spill kit. All spills must be reported to the Supervisor and the University Safety team immediately. NOTE: Refer to Spill Response Procedure for further Information.
Each faculty and department is to ensure that the compound is left in a clean and tidy state.
Containers, of any size, must not be stored in access ways.
All instances of untidiness are to be reported to the University Safety team for follow up attention.
Each Authorised Person/s, appointed by the faculty and department, must undertake the following training.
- Storage compound orientation
- ChemWatch database use
- Emergency Procedures training in the use of fire extinguishers and spill kit
This procedure must be read in conjunction with its subordinate schedules as provided in the table below.
7 Procedure Information
Executive Director (Campus Services)
Executive Director (Campus Services)
Related forms, publications and websites
Hazardous Substance Procedures Manual
Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary
A person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University....moreA person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University.
An operational instruction that sets out the process to operationalise a Policy....moreAn operational instruction that sets out the process to operationalise a Policy.
The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....moreThe term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland.
Definitions that relate to this procedure only
Any person responsible for leading the activities of others. In the context of this Procedure, a Supervisor includes Employees at any classification level or title who have responsibilities for leading, managing or supervising work teams and/or individual Employees.
Storage, hazardous substances, SDS, Labelling, waste storage