National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets [NOHSC:2011 (1994)] - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you are the manufacturer of hazardous substances that are intended to be used on board trading ships. This code has been superseded by NOHSC: 2011 (2003).

A manufacturer of a hazardous substance must ensure that a material safety data sheet is prepared before the substance is supplied. The material safety data sheet must be prepared in accordance with this code.

The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice on the preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). The aim is to provide consistent health and safety advice to persons who could be exposed to hazardous substances and Dangerous Goods.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) (National Standards) Regulations 2003 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority


Operating address:
Comcare, Level 4
121 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9905
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300366979

Phone:

02 62750070

Fax:

02 62750067
seacare@comcare.gov.au

Supporting information

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