Using the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) when identifying chemical hazards

WALTER INGLES | February 10, 2019

This blog takes a quick look at how to use the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) to gain a better understanding of the chemical hazards at your worksite. Chemical hazards can be extremely complex — especially when the hazardous substances are also classified as Dangerous Goods. To fully understand how chemicals that are Dangerous Goods could harm your workers or damage property you will need to do more research than reading a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or looking at the product label; we consider the ADG Code to be an essential reference.

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stablished in 2005 with headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey, US, Ephicacy was founded with the singular objective of being a niche provider of consultancy, functional and capability enhancement services in the area of data management, biostatistics and CDISC conversion, supporting research and clinical trials activities of leaders in the life sciences industry. Ephicacy’s presence in Bangalore, India was established in 2009 as a Center of Excellence (COE), stemming from our conviction of the locally available talent pool. Our investments in hiring and nurturing talent through well established learning and development processes have led to the creation of a competent and committed team. The COE in India is highly delivery driven with well established SOPs. It has an ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified Quality Management System and an ISO 27001 : 2013 Certified Information Security Management System.

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