National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances [NOHSC: 2012 (1994)] - Australian Government

Service summary

You are required to comply with this code if you are a manufacture or importer of hazardous substances. You must determine whether any substance you supply is hazardous. However, both suppliers and employers have responsibilities to ensure that workplace hazardous substances are appropriately labelled.

The aim of this code is to provide practical guidance on meeting the requirements for the labelling of hazardous substances used at work under the National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1005(1994)]. A label is defined as any information on a container which identifies the substance in the container and provides basic information about its safe use and handling.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Safe Work Australia
Explosives and Guidance Branch
Codes and Guidance

Act(s) name

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Safe Work Australia
Explosives and Guidance Branch
Codes and Guidance


Operating address:
220 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 641
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300551832
info@swa.gov.au

Supporting information

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