Hazardous materials (also known as HAZMAT) in the workplace consist of substances in quantities or forms that may pose a reasonable risk to health, property or the environment.
HAZMATs include such substances as toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products, and biological, chemical, and radiological agents. HAZMATs may be released as liquids, solids, gases or a combination or form of all three, including dust, fumes, gas, vapour, mist and smoke.
Emergency response and medical treatment for workers who may suffer any exposure to these materials is a requirement for workplaces within Australia.
People in occupations that are at risk of exposure to hazardous materials include emergency services, construction workers, refinery workers, miners, laboratory workers and demolition workers.
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Employers are required to take reasonable steps to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous materials for workers.
If an incident occurs within a workplace a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) response team may be required to respond. A response team is comprised of hazardous material experts who specialize in detecting, containing, and removing any release or potential release of hazardous substances in order to control or stabilize an incident.
Our experts in this area are specialists in HAZMAT emergency response and medical treatment in the workplace.
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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