Hazardous or dangerous goods are substances, items, mixtures and articles that can be of significant risk to a person’s health and safety.
Toxicology engineering involves the application of principles and practices of toxicology to understand and manage these types dangerous chemicals and biological hazards.
A toxicologist may perform many duties such as:
- Research in the academic field
- Product safety evaluation of dangerous goods
- Consultation services
- Assessment of the effects of chemicals
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.
Expertise in Action
Toxicology or dangerous goods expert witnesses are essential in cases regarding:
- Hazardous materials transport procedures
- Defective equipment and safety appliances
- Violation of safety rules
- Toxicological or dangerous goods accidents
- Negligence regarding standard procedures
- Chemical or industrial safety
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods
Under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation), all hazardous chemicals (manufactured or imported after 31 December 2016) must be classified and labelled in accordance with the globally harmonised system for the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS).
Environment Protection Authority v Buchanan (No 2)  NSWLEC 31
The defendant operated a hazardous industrial waste treatment and storage facility, and pleaded guilty to an offence against s 64(1) of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act).
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