Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

18.14 Knowledge requirements for persons handling hazardous substances

(1)

A PCBU with management or control of a laboratory must ensure that every person handling a hazardous substance in the laboratory is provided with the following information before handling the substance:

(a)

procedures to prevent the contamination of any equipment, clothing, or part of the laboratory:

(b)

if the substance is an approved hazardous substance, procedures to ensure that persons in the laboratory are not exposed to more than the prescribed exposure standard (if any) for that substance:

(c)

if the substance is not an approved hazardous substance, the method of management required under regulation 18.10(1) and (3):

(d)

the disposal requirements for the substance set out in the Hazardous Substances (Disposal) Notice 2017:

(e)

the actions required under the laboratory’s emergency response plan in the event of an accident or accidental exposure to the substance.

(2)

A PCBU who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $6,000:

(b)

for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $30,000.

Compare: SR 2001/115 r 15