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What is a hazardous substance? Find out whether your substance is hazardous, if it has or needs an approval, and what to do.
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.
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 are hazardous substances, such as cleaners, paint and fuels. Find out how to look after yourselves.
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.
WorkSafe NZ's website now provides information, guidance, forms and codes of practice for workplace use of a hazardous substance.