The Environmental Protection Authority plans to release documents over the next 3 weeks on proposed changes to management of hazardous substances.
The rules that govern the use of hazardous substances in the workplace are moving from the Hazardous Substances & New Organisms Act, administered by the authority, into a new Health & Safety at Work Act administered by WorkSafe.
The authority has run consultation on the changes in June & August, and said yesterday it would be seeking submissions again this month. It’s issuing 4 consultation papers covering:
- classification, labelling, safety data sheets & packaging for hazardous substances
- forms & information in hazardous substance applications
- import certificates for explosives, and
- hazardous property controls (to be released after the first 3 documents).
Attribution: Authority release.