You must comply with this code if you use hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
You may achieve compliance with your legislative requirements through another method if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety.
Hazardous chemicals are defined in the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. This code provides practical guidance on how to manage the risks associated with hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Relevant duties include:
- identifying hazards
- assessing risks
- eliminating risks if possible
- controlling risks
- reviewing control measures.