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Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances: Code of Practice

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This code of practice provides a practical guide on how to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 so as to minimise the health risks of disease and injury due to exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It will assist users establish safe systems of working with hazardous substances.

This code of practice extends to hazardous substances, as defined by the OHS Regulation, and extends to all New South Wales workplaces in which hazardous substances are used, generated or produced and to all persons with potential for exposure to hazardous substances in those workplaces.

Note that in this code of practice, references to an employer extend to a self-employed person to the extent they have obligations under the OHS Act and OHS Regulation to ensure the health and safety of
others in the workplace.

This code of practice does not apply to hazardous substances that are also classified as dangerous goods when they are transported in accordance with the relevant dangerous goods legislation.


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