The hazardous substances safety software used by Test Certifiers and HSNO Enforcement Officers.
HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO COMPLY WITH HSNO?
CHEMSAFE® IS THE ANSWER!
With the ChemSafe programme all you have to do is type in the details of your site, building and storage area. The user-friendly search engine will help you find the correct substances in the database of all the ERMA approved or transferred substances so you can enter the quantities you hold.
Then ChemSafe will produce full reports ready to print for each substance, as well as a report detailing aggregation requirements where two or more substances are held in the same area. The reports are in plain English and will tell you what the law requires you to do.
ChemSafe will be regularly updated to include all legislative changes and new substance approvals and transfers. ChemSafe will provide the information you need in an accurate and user-friendly format, while saving time and money. No more confusion over your compliance obligations!
CHEMSAFE© FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What legislation does ChemSafe cover, and what is yet to be covered?
This version of ChemSafe covers the following Hazardous Substances statutes and their amendments to 10 November 2004:
- Hazardous Substances (Minimum Degrees of Hazard) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (6, 8 and 9 Controls) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Packaging) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Disposal) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Tracking) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Personnel Qualifications) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Emergency Management) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Fireworks, Safety Ammunition, and Other Explosives Transfer) Regulations 2003
The following statutes have been input into the product but have not yet been enabled. These will be done shortly:
- Hazardous Substances (Exempt Laboratories) Regulations 2001
- Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations 2004
- Hazardous Substances (Tank Wagons and Transportable Containers) Regulations 2004
- Controls for Stationary Container Systems
- The variations on the 130 or so substances approved by ERMA to date
- The variations and controls for the 10 Fumigants transferred under NZ Gazette of 29 Oct 04 – Issue No. 140
- The variations and controls for the 19 Vertebrate Toxic Agents transferred under NZ Gazette of 29 Oct 04 – Issue No. 141
Note: The up to date list for your software can only be obtained from the Frequently Asked questions list in your actual program.
Who is the advice intended for?
The advice is intended to provide guidance on the legal requirements applying to a typical user of the chosen hazardous substances under the new HSNO legislation. The information is not designed to apply to specialist applications. ChemSafe© only outlines legal requirements for Compliance and therefore does not cover processes regulated by the national authorities such as applying for approval to import a new substance into New Zealand.
What are my responsibilities under HSNO?
Your responsibilities are dependant on the types of hazardous substances, their quantities, whereabouts, containers and many other factors. ChemSafe© prompts you to enter essential details during the substance entry phase and advises of variable requirements in the substance reports.
The information provided is only guidance. It only states the legal requirements, and cannot be used as a substitute for the training, knowledge and experience needed to safely handle hazardous substances. Users should double check that the information provided is correct and applicable to their situation. Transcripts of the relevant legislation are provided within ChemSafe© on the Support & Information page but again the legislation must be checked to be fully relevant to your particular situation. Those in specialist hazardous substance management areas such as packaging, labelling or processing should exercise particular care that the information applied to their situation is accurate.
What substances are covered under the HSNO Regulations, and have these been entered into ChemSafe©?
The HSNO legislation applies only to substances with hazardous properties that exceed levels set out in the HSNO Minimum Degrees of Hazard Regs.
There will be many substances that have the potential to harm human health, yet are not classed as hazardous e.g. Carbon Dioxide gas (non compressed). While these substances don’t have safety requirements under HSNO they must be catered for under other legislation such as the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
Presently there are about 2,000 substances that have been approved or transferred under HSNO. New substances are being approved from time-to-time by ERMA for use in New Zealand. All of the substances approved up to 10 November 2004 are in this version of the software.
Does HSNO apply to medicines, food or manufactured articles?
The HSNO legislation does not apply to most medicines, foods or manufactured articles. One clear exception is manufactured articles containing explosives.