Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS) update
Classifications and exposure standards for hazardous substances can also be obtained from the Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS).
GHS Hazardous Chemical Information List Released
Safe Work Australia has published a list of chemicals classified in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (the GHS). This list contains the vast majority of chemicals currently in HSIS. The chemicals in this list have been classified by an authoritative source, such as the European Commission or the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.
Email queries about the update can be directed to HSIS feedback.
The HSIS online database is an internet resource that allows users to find information on substances that have been classified in accordance with the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(2004)] 3rd Edition and/or have National Exposure Standards declared under the NOHSC Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC:1003(1995)]. The publication Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants replaces this document under the new Work Health and Safety Regulations.