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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - SCHEDULE 8

SCHEDULE 8 – Disclosure of ingredients in safety data sheet

1 Purpose of this Schedule

This Schedule sets out the way in which the ingredients of a hazardous chemical must be disclosed in Section 3 of a safety data sheet prepared under this Regulation.

Note : See clause 1(2)(c) of Schedule 7.

2 Identity of ingredients to be disclosed

(1) This clause applies if an ingredient in a hazardous chemical causes the correct classification of the chemical to include a hazard class and hazard category referred to in Table 8.1.
(2) The identity of the ingredient must be disclosed in English on the label and safety data sheet of the hazardous chemical.
Table 8.1

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Item GHS hazard class GHS hazard category
1 Acute toxicity--oral Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
2 Acute toxicity--dermal Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
3 Acute toxicity--inhalation Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
4 Respiratory sensitiser Category 1
5 Skin sensitiser Category 1
6 Mutagenicity Category 1A
Category 1B
Category 2
7 Carcinogenicity Category 1A
Category 1B
Category 2
8 Toxic to reproduction Category 1A
Category 1B
Category 2
Additional category for effects on or via lactation
9 Target organ toxicity--single exposure Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
10 Target organ toxicity--repeat exposure Category 1
Category 2
11 Aspiration hazards Category 1
12 Skin corrosion or irritation Category 1A
Category 1B
Category 1C
Category 2
13 Serious eye damage or eye irritation Category 1
Category 2A

3 Generic names used to disclose identity of ingredients

(1) This clause applies if an ingredient of a hazardous chemical must be disclosed under clause 2.
(2) The ingredient--
(a) may be disclosed by its generic name if--
(i) the ingredient causes the correct classification of the hazardous chemical to include a hazard class and hazard category referred to in Table 8.2, and
(ii) the ingredient does not cause the correct classification of the hazardous chemical to include any other hazard class and hazard category in Table 8.1, and
(iii) the identity of the ingredient is commercially confidential, and
(iv) an exposure standard for the ingredient has not been established, or
(b) in any other case--must be disclosed by its chemical identity.
Table 8.2

Column 1 Column 2
Item Hazard class and hazard category
1 Acute toxicity (category 4)
2 Aspiration hazard (category 1)
3 Serious eye damage or eye irritation (category 2A)
4 Skin corrosion or irritation (category 2)
5 Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure) (category 3)

4 Disclosing proportions of ingredients

(1) This clause applies if an ingredient of a hazardous chemical must be disclosed under clause 2.
(2) The proportion of the ingredient to the hazardous chemical must be disclosed--
(a) if the exact proportion of the ingredient is not commercially confidential--as the exact proportion of the chemical, expressed as a percentage by weight or volume, or
(b) if the exact proportion of the ingredient is commercially confidential--as 1 of the following ranges within which the exact proportion fits, expressed as a percentage by weight or volume--
(i) <10%,
(ii) 10-30%,
(iii) 30-60%,
(iv) >60%,
(v) a range that is narrower than the range set out in subparagraph (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv).



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