When hazardous chemicals require a bulk storage placard they do not need a label.

Dr Paul Taylor, the Director of Chemicals at Safe Work Australia, said that this will reduce costs to businesses because warning information does not need to be duplicated for chemicals stored in bulk.

“Correctly labelling hazardous chemicals stored in bulk is an important aspect to managing their risks.

“Businesses that use hazardous chemicals must check that they are correctly labelled in accordance with the WHS Regulations, and if they’re unsure they should speak to their WHS Regulator,” he added.

Safe Work Australia Members agreed to amend the model WHS Regulations in March 2017. These amendments are currently being progressed to allow them to be implemented in each jurisdiction.

More information can be found on the Safe Work Australia website.