National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:2007(1994)] - Western Australia

Service summary

You must comply with this code if you intend to use or produce hazardous substances in your workplace.

This code provides a practical guide on how to comply with the National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1005(1994)] so as to minimise the risk of disease and injury due to exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

Most substances will have already been classified as hazardous or not hazardous by their manufacturer or importer.

If you are producing a substance yourself, you will have to determine whether or not it is hazardous by consulting the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission's List of Designated Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:10005(1994)] and Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(1994)].

Please note that this code does not apply to radioactive or infectious substances. These are covered by separate codes.

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

Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Business Service Centre
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 6251 2200


1300 307 877


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