Chemical substances

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This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.


General information

Labelling and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) 

Exposure standards

Industry issues and work processes

Specific materials


Hand sanitisers

Hydrofluoric acid 






  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (‘PFAS’) are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been widely used globally, since the 1950s, in the manufacture of household and industrial products that resist heat, stains, grease and water. Examples of PFAS uses include fire-fighting foams; fume suppressants for chrome plating; stain protection for carpets, fabric and furniture; cosmetics; sunscreens; paper coating; plastics; electronic parts; insecticides; photographic materials; aviation hydraulic fluid and medical devices.   For information on possible health risks and work that is occurring to manage PFAS at a state and national level, go to



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