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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 10 December 2019 at 10:51)
Chapter 6 Part 6.4 Clause 162
162   Employer to obtain MSDS
(1)  For each hazardous substance supplied to an employer’s place of work, the employer:
(a)  must obtain from the supplier an MSDS for the substance before or on the first occasion on which it is supplied, and
(b)  must ensure that the MSDS is readily accessible to an employee who could be exposed to the substance, and
(c)  must ensure that the MSDS is not altered, otherwise than where it is appropriate that an overseas MSDS be reformatted by the employer.
(2)  The provisions of subclause (1) (a) and (b) do not apply to a hazardous substance that is supplied to a retailer or retail warehouse operator in a consumer package holding less than 30 kilograms or 30 litres of the substance, that is intended for retail sale and that is not intended to be opened on the premises of the retailer or operator.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.