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 hinderance 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.
Hair products, soaps and other cosmetics and toiletries can contain hazardous ingredients. We set rules to give you confidence in what you buy.
We've got some tips to keep your kids safe when buying and using facepaints.
Fireworks, Christmas crackers and party poppers all contain hazardous substances. We have advice to keep you safe while having fun.
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.
Pest sprays, fertilizers and many other gardening products can be harmful and we have some tips. Look here for information on glyphosate too.
LPG is what we use to fuel our barbeques or outdoor heaters, and sometimes heat our homes. LPG has risks, so make sure you use and store it carefully.
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. Here's some advice about using them safely.
You may use a range of chemicals to keep your spa and pool water clean. Have a look at our tips for their safe use.
The rules surrounding hazardous substances differ between workplaces and the home. Find out where to get more information here.
Keep your family safe by understanding labels, and storing and disposing of products properly.
Find out about importing plants to New Zealand, and what to do if you have seeds detained at the border.
Find out more about the use and control of 1080 and our role in the regulation of 1080.