Dangerous goods guidance open for comment

Wednesday, 27 March, 2019

Dangerous goods guidance open for comment

Members of the public are being given an opportunity to comment on a draft guide developed for the storage and handling of non-explosive dangerous goods in Western Australia.

This guide is designed for persons who manufacture, import, supply, store or handle dangerous goods and all persons at dangerous goods sites. It provides practical guidance on how to comply with the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007.

A key focus of the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 is the duty to minimise risk from dangerous goods. The duty to minimise risk not only applies to employers and employees but to all persons, including members of the public. This duty is placed on everyone involved with dangerous goods and goes beyond the workplace duties of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

The guide applies to substances, mixtures and articles which are defined as dangerous goods under the Regulations.

The public comment period closes at 5 pm on Friday, 10 May 2019.

More information, including a copy of the draft guide and how to provide comment using the submission template, is available on the consultation page.

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