What are hazardous substances controls?
The HSNO Act 1996 and supporting regulations tell you how to manage or control hazardous substances. The hazardous substance controls are the rules that you must follow to safely manage chemicals. These controls apply throughout the life-cycle of a substance including manufacture, packaging, storage, transport, use and disposal.
All substances have a hazard classification. It is the classification that will determine how the substance is controlled. The hazard classification should be found on the safety data sheet, which can be obtained from the manufacturer or the distributor of the product. They are required to provide you with a copy.
You can also look up the classification of your substances in the:
Some substances are approved by means of a Group Standard. In this case you must refer to the group standard to find out the conditions that have to be followed. The safety data sheet will identify the group standard the substance belongs in.