Industry FAQ’s

Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Anyone who uses hazardous chemicals in their workplace or business needs to be trained in accordance with Occupational/ Work Health and Safety legislation. Regulation 39 of the COP for Managing the Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace mandates inclusion of the following in training and instruction:

The nature of the hazardous chemicals involved and the risks to the worker

The control measures implemented, how to use and maintain them correctly, i.e. how and when to clean or replace filters on a spray painting booth

The arrangements in place to deal with emergencies, including evacuation procedures, containing and cleaning up spills and first aid instructions

The selection, use, maintenance and storage of any PPE required to control risks and the limitations of the PPE

Any health monitoring which may be required and the worker’s rights and obligations the labeling of containers of hazardous chemicals, the information that each part of the label provides and why the information is being provided

The availability of SDS for all hazardous chemicals, how to access the SDS, and the information that each part of the SDS provides.

Agricultural and Veterinary (AgVet) chemicals include:

Pesticides: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bactericides, baits, lures and rodenticides;

Veterinary Chemicals: drenches, dips, vaccines, and antibiotics.

To be able to sell your produce for consumption you need to understand how to accurately keep records of your chemical activity and follow the Withholding Periods (WPs) of chemicals to meet Quality Assurance requirements. The ChemCert Course teaches you these skills so that you can complete QA records and National Vendor Declarations successfully.