Chemical Management

The information on this webpage is intended to be a quick reference guide to assist chemical users in finding information relating to chemical usage within the Faculty of Science and Health. For more detailed and comprehensive information, please consult the FOSH Chemical Handling policy and Chemical Safety Manual.

Chemical Handling

All workers or students involved in chemical handling activities must wear appropriate personal protective equipment, exercise due diligence and ensure a safe, healthy work environment for themselves and others.

Individuals must act according to terms of the work health and safety legislation (Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and other relevant standards, codes of practice, regulations and University policy and documentation relating to chemical usage.

The FOSH Chemical Handling policy outlines requirements for the procurement, safe handling, use, storage and disposal of chemicals including hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods within Faculty of Science and Health, Charles Sturt University.

What is a hazardous chemical?

Hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures and articles as classified according to defined criteria under the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

How do I identify if a chemical is hazardous?

The hazards of a chemical are identified on the chemical SDS (Section 2- Hazard identification). The following resources can assist in identifying a hazardous chemical