What it contains

The document provides a step-by-step guide to outline how workplaces can comply with Victoria’s OHS and dangerous goods laws. The first section of the guide is useful for:

  • manufacturers
  • importers
  • first suppliers
  • hazardous substances and dangerous goods suppliers

Steps outlined in this first section of the guide include:

  • deciding who is responsible for key tasks
  • identifying all manufactured and/or imported substances
  • classifying substances
  • preparing and providing copies of safety data sheets (SDSs)
  • labelling chemical containers
  • reviewing and revising SDSs and labels
  • providing advice and information to clients
  • documenting and checking activities have been completed

The second section of the guide is for suppliers and outlines the following steps:

  • deciding who is responsible for key tasks
  • identifying hazardous substances and dangerous goods supplied
  • ensuring hazardous substances and dangerous goods are labelled and containers are in a good condition
  • providing a current copy of the SDS
  • documenting and checking activities have been completed

At the end of the document, there is:

  • a list of substances manufactured and imported
  • a list of substances to be supplied
  • a SDS checklist
  • a labels checklist