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WSH Act: hazardous substances

Hazardous substances are defined in accordance with the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act.

In accordance with the Act, the following are classified as hazardous substances:

  • Carcinogens
  • Corrosive substances
  • Explosives
  • Flammable substances
  • Gases under pressure
  • Irritants
  • Mutagens
  • Organic peroxides
  • Oxidising substances
  • Pyrophoric substances
  • Self-heating substances
  • Self-reactive substances
  • Sensitisers
  • Substances hazardous to the aquatic environment
  • Substances that emit flammable gases when in contact with water
  • Teratogens
  • Toxic substances
Last Updated: 21 March 2017