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15 things you must do under the OHS Act's Hazardous Biological Agent Regulations or you'll face a DoL penalty

by , 15 October 2014
Let's say your employees use hazardous biological agents, but they don't store them properly. They could spread in the air, ground or water and make all of your employees very sick.

That's why the OHS Act outlines 15 regulations you must follow to safely deal with hazardous biological agents.

Read on to find out what they are so you can comply...

 
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There are 15 OHS Act regulations you must follow to deal with hazardous biological agents

 
1. Correctly classify all biological agents in your workplace.
2. Give your employees information and training about biological agents.
3. Tell your employees what duties they have if they're exposed to a hazardous biological agent.
4. Do a risk assessment to determine the risks these biological agents pose.
5. Monitor exposure in your workplace,
6. Use medical surveillance to monitor your employees' exposure levels.
7. Keep all records relating to hazardous biological agents in your workplace.
8. Control your employees' exposure to hazardous biological agents. 
9. Give your employees personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect themselves against hazardous biological agents.
10. Maintain your control measures, equipment and facilities to prevent the spread of hazardous biological agents in your workplace.
11. Use prohibitions to keep employees away for contaminated substances or areas. 
12. Label, package, transport and store and hazardous biological agents to ensure your employees work with them safely.
13. Put special measures for health isolation facilities in your workplace in workplace.
14. If you have laboratories, animal rooms or industrial processes in your workplace you need specific safety measures.
15. Dispose of hazardous biological agents safely.
 
Follow these regulations so your workplace doesn't become a non-compliant biohazard.
 

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