We're each responsible for keeping ourselves, others and our environments safe. Knowing the hazards and what to do with them is a great start and we can help you with that.
Animals and insects can be both a help and a hindrance in New Zealand. Find out how to keep them safe, or exterminate them.
Spray paints, deodorants, fly sprays, hair sprays and other products are sold in aerosol containers under pressure and need to be used carefully.
Everyday items you use like cosmetics and soap, and kids' face paints can be harmful to your family and whānau. Follow our advice on buying and using them.
Fireworks, Christmas crackers and party poppers all contain hazardous substances. We have advice to keep you safe while having fun.
We come into contact with chemicals and hazardous substances every day: use them with care. Things like cleaning products, barbecue fuel, plant food and even to...
Window cleaner, furniture polish and dishwasher tablets are all products that can be harmful. Here are some tips to help you use and store them safely.
Find out about importing plants to New Zealand, and what to do if you have seeds detained at the border.
Weed killers, pest sprays, fertilisers and other gardening products can be harmful. Take extra care when using, storing, and disposing of these to protect yours...
Find out more about storing liquid petroleum gas, LPG, safely in your home and other places outside of work, as well as information for LPG professionals workin...
Petrol is very common but also extremely dangerous. We have some tips on how to use it safely.
Paints and paint thinners (solvents) can be hazardous to your health and to the environment. We have advice on how to use them safely.
Many boat paints are useful for keeping your boat free of plants and animals, but there are some risks associated with using them.
Our Safer Homes programme helps keep you and your family safe around hazardous chemicals.
You can use a range of chemicals to keep your spa and pool water clean. We've got some tips for using them safely.
The rules surrounding hazardous substances differ between workplaces and the home.
1080 is a pesticide used to control introduced predators like rats, possums and other pests. These predators destroy our native birds and wildlife and can sprea...
Most building timber is treated with preservatives to stop the wood from rotting and to protect it from burrowing insects. Treated timber is used to build homes...