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Chemical Safety Self Assessment Tool

* NEW Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 On 1 December 2012, the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 (DG (S&H) Regulations 2012) replaced the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Interim Regulations 2011 (Interim Regulations) which expired on this date. The DG (S&H) Regulations 2012 have retained most of the legal requirements contained in the Interim Regulations. There are only a small number of changes. This document has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the DG (S&H) Regulations 2012. More information on the key changes introduced by these new regulations can be found in the guidance titled Information about: Key changes to dangerous goods storage and handling requirements available at and More information about: Incident reporting available at

  • Chemical Safety Self Assessment Tool (844kb)
    Document Type: Publication
    Keycode: VWA1002/03/07.08 - Web only
    Industry: Food Manufacturing, General, Manufacturing, Basic and fabricated metals manufacturing, Storage and Warehousing, 
    Category: Hazardous Substances, Material Safety Data Sheets, 
    Division Author: Hazard Management
    Publication Date: 1 July 2014
    Date First Published: 04 March 2006
    Summary: This assessment tool provides general guidance to duty holders on developing an action plan to manage chemical safety.

About this publication

The Chemical Safety Self Assessment Tool is a 28 page document designed to help manage chemicals safely, meet legal requirements and protect people and the environment. Chemical safety requires a thorough, technical approach, especially to ensure the subtle and hidden hazards do not lead to catastrophic results. This self assessment tool is designed to assist in this task for sites that have a significant exposure to chemical hazards.

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