Feedback on draft COP for Chemicals of Security Concern

safework-sa-logoSafeWorkSA is seeking feedback from industry on the draft National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern.

The Australian Government together with state and territory state governments will pursue a voluntary code of practice for businesses which manage, handle or use products containing 11 chemicals identified as having the potential to be used to make homemade explosives.

The code is expected to affect importers, manufacturers, transporters, universities, farmers, hardware stores, hairdressers and any other businesses or industry sectors that manage, handle or use any of these chemicals.

The government wants to make sure that these chemicals won’t get into the hands of criminals. Australian businesses play an important role in ensuring safety by managing security risks as part of good business practice.

The Attorney-General’s Department is asking for feedback on the draft code from the community and businesses. Feedback will feed directly into the revision of the draft code to ensure that it can easily be understood and will effectively be sued by businesses.

Feedback can be submitted until 1 March 2013.

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