FUEL SAFETY DATA SHEETS and LABELING
What is a safety data sheet (SDS)?
A safety data sheet (SDS), previously known as a material safety data sheet is an important information source for eliminating or minimising the risks associated with the use of hazardous chemicals (hazardous substances and/or dangerous goods) in workplaces.
An SDS must:
- be in English
- contain unit measures expressed in Australian legal units of measurement
- state the date it was last reviewed (must be at least once every five years), or if it has not been reviewed, the date it was prepared
- state the name, Australian address and business telephone number of the manufacturer or importer
- state an Australian business telephone number from which information about the chemical can be obtained in an emergency.
The register of an SDS is required under section 346 and should be used as an information tool to make sure everyone is involved in managing hazardous chemicals exposure at the workplace. A register is a list of the hazardous chemical products and the current SDS for each of those products that is readily accessible to a worker and anyone else who is likely to be affected by the hazardous chemical.
Manufacturers, importers, suppliers, and PCBUs have specific labeling duties in relation to the correct labeling of workplace hazardous chemicals. Refer to sections 335, 338 and 342 of the WHS Regulation.
What is on the label?
The label must be in English and contain the following:
- name of the product
- the name, Australian address and business telephone number of either the manufacturer or importer
- identity and proportion disclosed, in accordance with Schedule 8 of the WHS Regulations for each chemical ingredient
- any hazard pictogram(s), hazard statement(s), signal word and precautionary statement(s)
- any information about the hazards, first aid, and emergency procedures relevant to the chemical, which are not otherwise included in the above
- the expiry date of the chemical, if applicable.
Each entrant must have appropriate signage of their pit for what ever fuel type that they are using or storing. This is a warning to the general public who are free to roam the pits and the DLRA Fire Crews in the event of a fire.
Here are some examples of acceptable sign-age.
Last updated: 15 July 2018
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