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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - SCHEDULE 7

SCHEDULE 7 – Safety data sheets

(Clauses 330 and 331)

1 Safety data sheets--content

(1) A safety data sheet for a hazardous chemical must--
(a) contain unit measures expressed in Australian legal units of measurement under the National Measurement Act 1960 of the Commonwealth, and
(b) state the date it was last reviewed or, if it has not been reviewed, the date it was prepared, and
(c) state the name, and the Australian address and business telephone number of--
(i) the manufacturer, or
(ii) the importer, and
(d) state an Australian business telephone number from which information about the chemical can be obtained in an emergency, and
(e) be in English.
(2) A safety data sheet for a hazardous chemical must state the following information about the chemical--
(a) Section 1: Identification: Product identifier and chemical identity,
(b) Section 2: Hazard(s) identification,
(c) Section 3: Composition and information on ingredients, in accordance with Schedule 8,
(d) Section 4: First aid measures,
(e) Section 5: Firefighting measures,
(f) Section 6: Accidental release measures,
(g) Section 7: Handling and storage, including how the chemical may be safely used,
(h) Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection,
(i) Section 9: Physical and chemical properties,
(j) Section 10: Stability and reactivity,
(k) Section 11: Toxicological information,
(l) Section 12: Ecological information,
(m) Section 13: Disposal considerations,
(n) Section 14: Transport information,
(o) Section 15: Regulatory information,
(p) Section 16: Any other relevant information.
(3) The safety data sheet must use the headings and be set out in the order set out in subclause (2).
(4) The safety data sheet must be in English.
Note : Clauses 330 and 331 provide that clause 2 will apply instead of clause 1 in certain cases.

2 Safety data sheets--research chemical, waste product or sample for analysis

For the purposes of clause 331, a safety data sheet for a hazardous chemical that is a research chemical, waste product or sample for analysis must--

(a) be in English, and
(b) state the name, Australian address and business telephone number of--
(i) the manufacturer, or
(ii) the importer, and
(c) state that full identification or hazard information is not available for the chemical, and in the absence of full identification or hazard information, a precautionary approach must be taken by a person using, handling or storing the chemical, and
(d) state the chemical identity or structure of the chemical or chemical composition, as far as is reasonably practicable, and
(e) state any known or suspected hazards, and
(f) state any precautions that a person using, handling or storing the chemical must take to the extent that the precautions have been identified.



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