Chemicals Business Checklist

The Federal Government has released a Chemicals Business Checklist which provides information about chemicals and plastics regulation in a simple format to direct users to ensure businesses are safe, sustainable and compliant.

The checklist was developed to help business better understand the regulatory landscape in Australia after Industry expressed concern about the complexity of the chemicals and plastics industry and its regulatory environment which can lead to confusion about requirements and compliance activities given the number of jurisdictions and agencies involved.

The checklist is a tool to help anyone working in the chemicals and plastics industry which covers:

  • understanding chemical products;
  • manufacturing, importing and exporting chemical products;
  • labelling and packaging requirements;
  • work health and safety requirements;
  • transporting chemical products;
  • disposing of chemical waste;
  • chemicals of security concern and chemicals that are illicit drug precursors.

The overarching aim of the checklist is to improve efficiency in the chemicals and plastics regulatory system by addressing identified information gaps.

For more information and to download the checklist visit the Department of Industry website.

Source: Australian Government: Department of Industry, November 2013.