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Dangerous goods are substances that are corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidising or water-reactive. Petrol, LPG, paints, pesticides and acids are examples of commonly used dangerous goods. The Dangerous Goods Act 1985 sets out the general duties for the manufacture, storage, transport, transfer, sale and use of dangerous goods and the import of explosives into Victoria.
September 1, 2015 - This fact sheet explains changes to the Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008 which came into affect on 1 September 2015. If you are involved in the transport of substances classified as âdangerous goodsâ under Victorian laws, this fact sheet will explain where you may need to review update some of your work practices185055
July 1, 2015 - This fact sheet informs employers and employees that a new version of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail (ADG 7.3) is now available, replacing edition 7.186192
July 1, 2015 - Advice for applicants on licensing requirements when using blasting explosives167405
October 1, 2013 - Advice for retailers who fall within the definition of occupier and who sell dangerous goods in consumer packages.113201
August 27, 2013 - A form to be completed if you are required under the Dangerous Goods Regulation 2011 to notify WorkSafe if you intend to discharge fireworks.92463
June 1, 2013 - Details about notification requirements for occupiers storing and handling dangerous goods at their facilities or workplace.59490
June 1, 2013 - Advice about the storage and handling of dangerous goods for those persons or facilities who can be granted an exemption.52749
March 1, 2013 - A dangerous goods register of packaging approvals issued by WorkSafe Victoria.59157
March 1, 2013 - A dangerous goods register of bulk vehicle design approvals issued by WorkSafe Victoria.14219
December 1, 2012 - Details for workers of dangerous goods on reporting incidents that occur in the workplace which can cause serious injuries or death.44847