National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if your work involves the use of, manufacture or exposure to dangerous or hazardous substances. The provision of adequate information is the key to enabling hazardous substances to be used safely at work. The label is the initial source of information for an employee using or handling a hazardous and / or dangerous substance and all labels must comply with this code.

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 a regulation states may be ignored, and the regulation complied with.

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 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 ACT

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

WorkSafe ACT

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 3000
Fax: 02 6205 0336
Email: worksafe@act.gov.au