Ensuring hazardous chemicals are correctly labelled

The exemption was granted under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

Exemption No.013/16 commenced 2 December 2016 and has effect until revoked.

Nature of exemption

The exemption is a class exemption made by SafeWork NSW on its own initiative.

Persons conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace where hazardous chemicals are used, handled or stored at the workplace are exempt from the requirements of clause 341 of the Regulation, subject to the conditions contained in the exemption.

The exemption is subject to the condition that it only applies where:

  • the hazardous chemicals are agricultural or veterinary chemicals and were manufactured or imported prior to 1 January 2018; or
  • the hazardous chemicals are not agricultural or veterinary chemicals, and were manufactured or imported prior to 1 January 2017.

Nothing in the exemption affects any other applicable requirement imposed by law in relation to the matters the exemption applies to.


For the purposes of the exemption:

  • agricultural or veterinary chemical means an agricultural chemical product or veterinary chemical product under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 of the Commonwealth.
  • hazardous chemical means hazardous chemical as defined in clause 5 of the Regulation.


Published in Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales, number 104, Friday 2 December 2016.

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