Safety Data Sheets / Workplace Safety Posters / HSNO Articles for Download


Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are designed to protect the health and safety of people in the workplace by providing information on the hazards of substances and how they should be safely used, stored, transported and disposed of. SDSs also describe emergency procedures, such as what to do in the event of a spill or fire.

The hazardous substances regulations require that your workplace have a safety data sheet (SDS) available for each hazardous substance that is present in excess of the relevant threshold quantity. In reality, regardless of the quantities you have, it is best practice to have SDS for each hazardous substance at your site. Along with the product label, the SDS is the most important means of conveying safety information.

The seller or supplier of a hazardous substance must supply an SDS if:

  • Requested to do so
  • The substance being sold or supplied to a workplace is above the relevant threshold quantity
  • They had not previously supplied a SDS for that substance.

The seller or supplier is also responsible for ensuring the SDS is compliant.

The seller or supplier is responsible for ensuring the SDS is compliant. The person in charge of the workplace must ensure that SDSs are present and available to workers, where threshold quantities are exceeded. A SDS must be available to a person handling the substance within 10 minutes.



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Following are a range of press releases, news articles and advice relating to specific industries standards and legal updates.  All articles are available as a FREE download.


A. Standards, Codes and Best Practice Guidelines Relating to Chemical Safety Management
B. Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Legislation
C. HSNO Approved Codes of Practice
D. Standards
E. Responsible Care New Zealand
F. New Zealand Publications
G. International Publications
H. Useful Websites

Keeping Folks On The Farm Safe June 2015
H&S on the Farm June 2015
Thought for the Day-Chem Safety June 2015
Are You Prepared for your Chemical Emergency July 2014
Luck or Sound Management May 2014
Your Country Needs You March 2014
Diversions Ahead March 2014
Charting The Course Nov 2013
WorkSafe NZ-The First 12 Months Nov 2013
Are You Ready To Be A PCBU Sept 2013
The Lessons of West Texas July 2013
Knowing What to Do and How to Do It May 2013
The Sweet Smell of Safety Apr 2013
Raising Awareness of Workplace H&S Feb 2013
Truck Crash Highlights Chemical Hazard Nov 2012
Safe Chemical Management at your Fingertips July 2012
Emergency Planning is Mandatory July 2012
Are You Ready for Your Chemical Emergency July 2012
On the Road to a Catastrophe July 2012
Do it Once Do it Right March 2012
Protecting Staff and Customers April 2012
Safely Managing Your Chemical Emergency Feb 2012

Prescription vs Performance Feb 2012
Anyone seen my DG Application Jan 2012
Accountability 2011
Raising the Bar 2011
Safely Managing Chemicals Nov 2011
A Strategy Too Far Feb 2011
When in Doubt Call Chemcall Feb 2011
The True Cost of Compliance Feb 2011
Sounds Like a Plan Feb 2011
Planning Your Next Emergency Jan 2011
National Action Agenda 2010-2013
To Train or not to Train Sept 2010
Improving SH&E Performance Sept 2010
CHEMSAFE Sept 2010
To Comply or Not Comply June 2010
Are You Getting The Right Training? June 2010
Competent Test Certifiers March 2010
Choose Training with Care Feb 2010
Is HSNO Training Right For You? Jan 2010
Why Respect Regulations? 2009