HSNO News

Hazardous Substance Training

With the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substance Regulations) on 1 December 2017 there are upcoming changes to the training requirements for staff on site handling hazardous substances.

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HSNO Regulations - Storage of Class 6 & 8

This is another area of significant change, there are now storage requirements for toxics and corrosives, including establishment of hazardous substance locations and compliance certification.  There is a staged implementation period for this to give everyone time to get up to speed.

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HSNO Regulations - Wastes

What changes do the new Hazardous Substance Regulations have on wastes.

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HSNO Regulations - Offences & Fines

One key thing you will notice as you look through the hazardous substances regulations (and other HSWA regulations)  is the section in each regulation telling you what the penalties are should you break the law and be convicted.  This serves as a nice reminder, should you need it, of one reason why you need to be doing this.

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HSNO Regulations - Inventories

How are hazardous substance inventories effected by the new Hazardous Substance Regulations

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HSNO Regulations - Certified Handlers

Updates to the Hazaroud Substance Regulations mean some changes to training and approved handlers.

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HSNO Regulations - Labelling & Packaging

When you purchase hazardous substances the manufacturer/importer will have complied with the requirements for labelling and packaging that remain under the HSNO Act and in EPA Notices.

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HSNO Regulations - Managing Risk

A general duty for managing risk associated with hazardous substances has been incorporated into the regulations.

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HSNO Regulations - Introduction

Way back, just in time for Christmas 2015, the draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations were released for consultation and Chemsafety published a series of blogs outlining what we might expect.  Fast forward to June 2017 and the final regulations have been released (with a small increase in the number of pages) and with them, an updated blog series.

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Updated HSNO Regulations

WorkSafe and Business.govt.nz have recently published a handy 10 step list for business' to start the process for complying to the new HSNO Regulations.

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HSNO Regulations

The long anticipated Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations have just been released.

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Land Transport Rule; Dangerous Goods Amendment 2016

The NZ Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on an amendment toLand Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005(the proposed amendment Rule).

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