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Read about issues and developments in hazardous substances that are topical right now.
The Health and Safety Reform Bill has been introduced to Parliament. Learn more about the important changes being made to hazardous substances management in NZ.
How to find a group standard, make an application; or apply to reassess or amend an existing approval.
Buildings, plant and equipment containing hazardous substances may need an approval from us.
Get the qualifications you need to buy and use hazardous substances safely and legally.
Any hazardous substance imported or manufactured in New Zealand requires approval, if it does not already have one.
Request a reassessment of the approval for a hazardous substance; apply to have a group standard amended, classification reviewed, or minor change made to an approval.
Many of the everyday items we use at home are hazardous substances, such as cleaners, paint and fuels. Find out how to look after yourselves
The rules, and the qualifications needed to transport, use and store hazardous substances safely, at home and at work.
The procedures for obtaining permits for the import and export of ozone-depleting substances under the Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996.
Information about the process and requirements for obtaining permits for the import and export of hazardous waste.
Find out who is responsible for ensuring controls are enforced and who to contact to report incidents where controls are breached.
The Hazardous Substances Toolbox has been created to help employers who own or manage small industrial businesses work safely with hazardous substances.