Managing chemicals in the workplace: A step-by-step guide

A step-by-step guide to eliminate or reduce the health and safety risks of chemicals in the workplace.


What it contains

There are specific regulations that set out distinct roles and legal responsibilities to manage chemicals in the workplace. This guide outlines an employer’s occupational health and safety duties to ensure employees and community members are protected from the risks associated with using chemicals. It explains:

  • the responsibilities of manufacturers, importers and suppliers
  • the key duties of employers and occupiers under the dangerous goods framework
  • the 12 steps to managing chemicals in the workplace including planning, hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

At the end of the document, there is a:

  • chemicals register template
  • template to assess chemicals, hazardous substances and dangerous goods
  • risk control measures worksheet
  • list of safety measure examples