Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice - Tasmania


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to conduct a business or undertaking involving the use of hazardous chemicals. Hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures and articles that can pose a significant risk to health and safety if not managed correctly and include carcinogens, flammable liquids, toxic chemicals and explosives.

This code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals and how to achieve the required standards. This code applies to all workplaces where hazardous chemicals are used and anyone involved in these activities and covers topics including:

  • prohibited and restricted hazardous chemicals
  • exposure standards
  • preparing a register and manifest of hazardous chemicals
  • identifying hazardous chemicals
  • risk management processes and controlling risks
  • health monitoring and emergency preparedness.

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

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

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