Your questions answered: What information do we need to keep for non-hazardous substances?

By Jeff Salton on April 12th, 2018
  1. Risk Management
  2. Hazard Identification

 

Q

If we have determined that a material is not classified as hazardous and not classified as dangerous goods, are we required to maintain current (within 5 years) Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) on hand?

 

A
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) is only required to obtain and make available SDSs for hazardous chemicals. There is no general requirement for a PCBU to have SDSs for other materials in the workplace.

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