Hazardous Chemicals Register

Hazardous Chemicals Register

A hazardous chemicals register, also known as a register or manifest of hazardous chemicals1 , hazardous material register or hazardous substance register is a list of hazardous substances and chemicals that are found in a workplace that that can harm people’s health. These materials can be naturally occurring elements or compounds in any form such as a liquid, solid or gas.

Safe Work Australia2 provide a practical guide called the "Model Code of Practice: Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace" on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals for persons conducting a business or undertaking who use chemicals in their workplace.

Under workplace health and safety legislation, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) has the primary duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of workers and other persons are not put at risk from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking. This includes ensuring the safe use, handling and storage of hazardous materials.

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