National Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Vinyl Chloride - Western Australia

Description

You must comply with this code if you undertake activities relating to the manufacture, reaction, packaging, repackaging, storage, handling, transportation, use or disposal of vinyl chloride or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Both polyvinyl chloride and vinyl chloride are industrial chemicals.

This code provides practical guidance in the identification of health hazards, evaluation of risks and control of exposure associated with the manufacture of vinyl chloride and its subsequent polymerisation to polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Please note that vinyl chloride is often referred to as vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

WorkSafe

Contact details

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General Enquiries

WorkSafe

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Phone: 08 6251 2200
Email: safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)