Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice - Tasmania

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to conduct a business or undertaking that involves the use of hazardous chemicals. This code applies to manufacturers, importers and suppliers of hazardous chemicals, as well as business owners who use, handle, generate or store hazardous chemicals at their workplace. It does not apply to the transportation of dangerous goods.

For the purpose of compliance with this code, a hazardous chemical is any substance, mixture or article that satisfies the criteria for a hazard class in the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) including a classification referred to in Schedule 6 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations. For a detailed description please refer to the code.

Further information on compliance requirements can also be found in the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals and Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals Codes of Practice.

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

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania


Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018

Phone:

03 6166 4600

Phone:

1300 366 322

Fax:

03 6173 0206
wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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