In this issue...

In three months the new Hazardous Substances Regulations will come into force. In this issue we talk about applying risk management practices and the importance of training and informing all workers who use hazardous substances. We explain how the system for handling hazardous substances will be stronger and outline what’s changing for people who test and inspect gas cylinders. You’ll also find information about storing and tracking hazardous substances.

To help you find information we have set up the Hazardous Substances Regulations FAQ page on our website(external link).

When reviewing your processes and looking at what you need to do to comply, remember that the fundamental intent of the Regulations is to keep people safe when working with hazardous substances.

We encourage you to always consider, ‘what can I do to keep myself, my workers, my customers and visitors safe at my workplace?’.


  • Risk management
  • Informtion, instruction, training and supervision
  • What's changing for periodic testers?
  • Safe storage
  • Tracking hazardous substances
  • Update from the EPA - updating group standards

Read the update online(external link)