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  • AS 2507-1998

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    The storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  05-12-1998

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals on farms and in other rural industries. Advice is given on storage installations, fire precautions, waste disposal, operations and personnel safety. A discussion of the hazards presented by agricultural and veterinary chemicals and guidelines for emergency procedures (including first aid) are provided in appendices.

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    This Standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling, by retailers and 'end user' industries (including farms and rural industries), of packaged agricultural and veterinary chemicals, comprising dangerous goods of Classes 3, 6.1, 8 and 9, 'minor storage' quantities of aerosols (UNI950) and of Class 4.3, and non-dangerous goods including scheduled poisons.NOTES:1 Examples of 'end user' industries are -(i) pest control;(ii) horticulture;(iii) floriculture;(iv) farms and other rural industries;(v) recreation, including parks and gardens maintenance; and(vi) national parks.2 Agricultural and veterinary chemicals may be classified as workplace hazardous substances by NOHSC:1008 and listed in NOHSC:10005. As such they will also be subject to the legislative requirements relating to workplace hazardous substances. Recognition of the relevant requirements of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) is also necessary.3 Classification and identification systems for dangerous goods and scheduled poisons are outlined in Appendix A.4 A discussion of the health hazards presented by agricultural and veterinary chemicals and an outline of suitable first aid procedures are provided in Appendix B.This Standard deals with the storage of packages, including intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) of capacity not exceeding 1.6 m3.This Standard does not apply to-(a) the manufacture of agricultural and veterinary chemicals;(b) the bulk storage of agricultural and veterinary chemicals;(c) the storage and handling of Class 5.1 dangerous goods (including chlorate defoliants and ammonium nitrate fertilizers), which are addressed in AS 4326;(d) package filling lines;(e) the transport of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, which, if they are dangerous goods, is dealt with in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code); and(f) the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

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    Committee CH/9
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Pending Revision indicates that as a result of the Aged Standards review process, the document needs updating. If no project proposal, meeting the quality criteria, is received within the 12 month timeframe, the document shall be withdrawn. See also AS 2507-1984
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS 2507-1981.Second edition 1984.Third edition 1998. Originated as AS 2507-1981. Previous edition AS 2507-1984. Third edition 1998.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1680-1976 Code of practice for interior lighting and the visual environment
    AS/NZS 1801:1997 Occupational protective helmets
    AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 1530.4-2005 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance test of elements of construction
    AS 2441-1988 Installation of fire hose reels
    AS/NZS 2210.2:2000 Occupational protective footwear Requirements and test methods
    AS 2444-2001 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 2441-2005 Installation of fire hose reels (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 4326-1995 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS 2919-1987 Industrial clothing
    AS/NZS 1716:2003 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 3000-1986 Electrical installations - Buildings, structures and premises (known as the SAA Wiring Rules) (incorporating Amdt 1)
    AS/NZS 1841.2:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Specific requirements for water type extinguishers
    AS/NZS 1337:1992 Eye protectors for industrial applications
    AS/NZS 1841.6:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Specific requirements for carbon dioxide type extinguishers
    AS/NZS 1841.6:2007 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for carbon dioxide type extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 1725-1975 Galvanized rail-less chainwire security fences and gates
    AS/NZS 1596:2002 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 1530.4-1990 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance tests of elements of building construction
    AS/NZS 1850:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Classification, rating and performance testing
    AS 1530.1-1994 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Combustibility test for materials
    AS/NZS 1841.5:2007 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for powder type extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 4452:1997 The storage and handling of toxic substances
    AS 1603.5-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems - Manual call points
    AS/NZS 1841.4:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Specific requirements for foam type extinguishers
    AS 2444-1995 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location
    AS 4332-1995 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
    AS/NZS 1841.2:2007 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for water type extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1596:1997 Storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 4265-1995 Wheeled fire extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 4332-2004 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
    AS/NZS 1020:1995 The control of undesirable static electricity
    AS 3780-1994 The storage and handling of corrosive substances
    AS/NZS 2430.3.1:1997 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - General
    AS 1725-2003 Chain-link fabric security fencing and gates
    AS/NZS 1841.4:2007 Portable fire extinguishers Specific requirements for foam type extinguishers (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 1940-1993 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS 2210.1:1994 Occupational protective footwear - Guide to selection, care and use
    AS/NZS 2161.2:1998 Occupational protective gloves General requirements
    AS/NZS 1841.5:1997 Portable fire extinguishers - Specific requirements for powder type extinguishers
    AS/NZS 2210.2:1994 Occupational protective footwear Specification
    AS/NZS 1221:1997 Fire hose reels (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 1716:1994 Respiratory protective devices
    AS/NZS 2161.2:2005 Occupational protective gloves General requirements
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS/NZS 2982:2010 Laboratory design and construction
    AS 1470-1986 Health and safety at work - Principles and practices
    AS 1216-2006 Class labels for dangerous goods
    AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
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