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Workplace

Chemicals Used – or Manufactured – in Workplaces, and their Impacts on Health and Safety

 

Department / agency

 

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) – http://www.deewr.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

 

Safe Work Australia (Executive Agency under FMA Act) – http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

 

Regulatory standard-setting body

 

National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) (formerly ASCC) – http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/AboutSafeWorkAustralia/
NationalActivities/SafeWorkAustraliaWeek/Pages/
NationalSafetyCouncilofAustralia.aspx

Hazardous substances are those that, following worker exposure, can have adverse effects on health, including poisons, substances that cause burns or skin and eye irritation, and substances that may cause cancer. Many hazardous substances are also classed as dangerous goods (substances or articles that, because of their physical, chemical or acute toxicity properties, present an immediate hazard to people, property or the environment).

 

Types of substances classified as dangerous goods include explosives, flammable liquids and gases, corrosives, chemically reactive or acutely (highly) toxic substances.

Assessment body

 

Australian Forum of Explosives Regulators (AFER) – http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/AboutSafeWorkAustralia/
WhoWeWorkWith/AustralianForumOfExplosivesRegulators/Pages/
AustralianForumOfExplosivesRegulators.aspx

 

Ministerial council

 

Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council (WRMC) – http://www.deewr.gov.au/WorkplaceRelations/WRMC/
Pages/default.aspx

 

Act

 

Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991 - http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2004A04105


Standards

 

Australian Explosives Code (AE Code) – http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/ABOUTSAFEWORKAUSTRALIA/
WHATWEDO/PUBLICATIONS/Pages/
CP2009ACTransportOfExplosivesbyRoadAndRail3rdEdition.aspx

 

Index of National Standards Codes of Practice and related Guidance Notes – http://www.sydneytools.com.au/product_documents/
Index%20of%20National%20Standards%20Codes%20of%20
Practice%20and%20Related%20Guidance%20Notes.pdf

 

National Code of Practice for the Storage and Handling of Workplace Dangerous Goods – http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/AboutSafeWorkAustralia/
WhatWeDo/Publications/Documents/249/
CodeOfPracticeStorageAndHandingDangerousGoodsNOHSC2017-2001_PDF.pdf

 

National Code of Practice for the Labeling of Workplace Substances – http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/content/
safety_topics/hazardous_substances/Additional_resources/
National_Code_of_Practice_Labelling_of_Workplace_Substance.html

 

Classifications

 

List of Designated Hazardous Substances – http://www.microbiol.unimelb.edu.au/staff/ehs/
appendices_pdf_files/10005(1999)HazSubs.pdf


Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS) – http://hsis.ascc.gov.au/

 

International body

 

Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) – http://www.unitar.org/cwm/ghs

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