Model Code of Practice: Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals - Australian Government


You are required to comply with this code if you are a manufacturer or importer of hazardous substances. You must determine whether any substance you supply is hazardous. However, both suppliers and employers have responsibilities to ensure that workplace hazardous substances are appropriately labelled.

The aim of this code is to provide practical guidance on meeting the requirements for the labelling of hazardous substances used at work. A label is defined as any information on a container which identifies the substance in the container and provides basic information about its safe use and handling.

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

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 AG

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990 AG

Administering agency

Safe Work Australia

Explosives and Guidance Branch

Codes and Guidance

Contact details

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Codes and Guidance

Explosives and Guidance Branch

Safe Work Australia

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