Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code if your workplace uses or produces hazardous substances or if there is the potential for exposure to hazardous substances. This code aims to minimise the risk of adverse health effects due to exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

The list of designated hazardous substances outlines what substances are classified as hazardous. By being classified as hazardous they are automatically classified as dangerous. It should be noted that there is an inconsistency clause listed in the Act where regulations that are in conflict with approved codes of practice are to be complied with. Any requirement of this code that is in conflict with what the regulation states may be disregarded, and the regulation complied with.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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