Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

18.14 Knowledge requirements for persons handling hazardous substances


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:


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


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:


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


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


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


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


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


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

Compare: SR 2001/115 r 15