Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice - South Australia


You will need to comply with this code if you have health and safety duties in relation to the preparation of safety data sheets in the workplace.

A safety data sheet, previously called a material safety data sheet, is a document that provides critical information about hazardous chemicals present in the workplace.

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 and controlling asbestos and asbestos-containing materials in the workplace include:

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

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

SafeWork SA

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