Legislation for the control of chemical hazards applies to a wide range of activities, covering all stages in the life cycle of a chemical product, including the manufacture and formulation, distribution, use, disposal and recycling.

The following legislative summary focuses on the regulations concerning chemicals and summarises the main provisions in the areas of:

  • chemical registration

  • classification, packaging and labelling

  • environmental hazard classification

  • regulation of specific classes of chemicals.

Employers' Duties

Employers who manufacture and supply chemicals should:

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