Guide to controlling the risks associated with electroplating


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Use this guide if your workplace carries out electroplating.  

It can also be used by workplaces undertaking: 

  • anodizing or hot-dip galvanizing 
  • electroless plating 
  • metal finishing. 

Electroplating work uses hazardous chemicals, live electrical currents and heavy machinery – hazards to workers’ health and safety. 

This guide primarily includes information on the hazards associated with storing and handling hazardous chemicals used in electroplating. It also contains information on electrical, plant, noise and manual handling hazards.  

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Safety by industry and business
The work environment
Hazardous chemicals
Identify, assess and control hazards
Workplace exposure standards for chemicals