Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals code of practice 2011 - Queensland

Description

This code of practice applies to your business if you use, manufacture or are exposed to hazardous chemicals. A hazardous chemical is any substance, mixture or article that satisfies the criteria for a hazard class in the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to comply with your work health and safety duties, including effective ways to identify and manage risks. While this code of practice does not apply to chemicals not classified as hazardous, it is recommended that every chemical with potential adverse health, safety or environmental effects be labelled in a similar manner.

You are will either need to comply with this code of practice or an alternative method that sets an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety.

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.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

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Enquiries

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Office of Industrial Relations

Mailing address: GPO BOX 69
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (Opens in new window)