The storage, use, handling and disposal of all chemicals and cleaning products is done according to the applicable laws and following the proper health and safety procedures

What does this mean?

  • The business needs to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Government Notice. R: 1179, Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, 1995 as well as any other regulations that may be applicable to the business and its operations.

What do I do?

  • Remember to have all of the required acts and regulations available on premises and displayed if necessary.
  • Chemicals or cleaning Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) must also be available.
  • You should contact your suppliers to get the applicable MSDS for the products you are using.

Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993 (OHSA)
Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act, 1993