Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Interim Regulations 2011

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Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Interim Regulations 2011

01/11/2012

Victoria’s Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Interim Regulations 2011 are due to expire on 1st December 2012. WorkSafe Victoria has released a Regulatory Impact Statement and Proposed Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 for public review and comment. In line with reducing compliance costs the changes involve:

  • Removal of risk assessment requirements;
  • Clarifying the ability to use the current classification and labelling system under the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code), as well as the GHS;
  • Replace the prescriptive requirement on occupiers to report spills, including those that pose no danger, with advice in the Code of Practice on using a risk based approach to incident reporting;
  • Removal of the requirement to keep records of induction and training activities carried out under the regulations;
  • Removal of placarding requirements for retail petrol stations;
  • Extending the notification requirement of manifest quantities from two to five years;
  • Changing the requirement to consult with all persons engaged by the occupier to work at the premises from mandatory to where it is ‘reasonably practicable’ to do so;
  • Redefining C1 combustible liquids so that it only captures goods that have a flash point that is higher than 600C but no higher than 930C to align with the approach taken in the GHS
  • Other changes that clarify existing requirements.

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