WorkSafe charged Mr White on Friday.
Investigations into the other sites are still continuing.
‘‘WorkSafe alleges that White failed at each site to take all reasonable precautions to prevent any fire or explosion or dangerous goods in his ownership, control or possession, or neglected to dispose of them safely,’’ WorkSafe said in a statement.
‘‘White also faces aggravated charges for each site of failing to take reasonable precautions against fire or explosion, despite knowing this failure could endanger the safety or health of people, property or the environment.’’
Mr White is also accused of failing to reduce, or eliminate, the risks associated with storing dangerous goods, and breaching various regulations.
‘‘Each of the five sites that White is charged in relation to has now been emptied of waste chemicals totalling more than six million litres,’’ WorkSafe said.
Authorities are also probing Mr White over the industrial fire in West Footscray in August 2018.
Police have not yet charged anyone over that blaze.