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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 354

Identification of risk of physical or chemical reaction

354 Identification of risk of physical or chemical reaction

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must identify any risk of a physical or chemical reaction in relation to a hazardous chemical used, handled, generated or stored at a workplace.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply if the hazardous chemical undergoes the physical or chemical reaction in a manufacturing process or as part of a deliberate process or activity at the workplace.
(3) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must take all reasonable steps to ensure that a hazardous chemical is used, handled, generated or stored so as not to contaminate food, food packaging or personal use products.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
Examples : Personal use products--
• cosmetics,
• face washer.
(4) Subclause (3) does not apply to the use of a hazardous chemical for agricultural purposes when used in accordance with the Pesticides Act 1999 .



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