Compliance Code: Hazardous Substances - Victoria


You can use this compliance code as a practical guide to meet your occupational health and safety duties or obligations in relation to hazardous substances.

This information is particularly relevant if you are an employer or self-employed person who uses hazardous substances, or a manufacturer, importer, or supplier of hazardous substances. The code provides information relating to the types of hazardous substances covered under regulations, how to control risks associated with their use and the broader duties of employers associated with hazardous substances. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own workplace.

If you comply with this code, you are deemed to comply with the Act or Regulation duty covered by the code. However, this code is not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

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