Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice - South Australia


You may need to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves the use of hazardous chemicals, or if you have a duty to manage the risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

A hazardous chemical is any substance, mixture or article that satisfies the criteria of one or more hazard classes in the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), as modified by Schedule 6 of the Regulations.

Following this code of practice will assist you achieve compliance with your legal obligations under work health and safety laws. However, compliance with such obligations may be achieved by following another method if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety than that set out in this code.

Duty holders who have a role in managing the risks of hazardous chemicals include:

  • persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs)
  • designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of plant, substances or structures
  • officers.

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Code of Practice

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SafeWork SA

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