The Hazardous Substances Toolbox has been
created to help PCBU's (person conducting a business or
undertaking) who own or manage small industrial businesses work
safely with hazardous substances.
The Toolbox will also help you to increase your
compliance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act
(HSNO) and offers some key health and safety principles from the
Health and Safety at Work legislation.
The Toolbox is a multi-media package and some of the tools are
available online only, other parts are available in print only,
while others are available both online and in print. The Toolbox
takes you through the 5 Steps to Safety and provides you with the
tools to complete each step. You can learn more about the 5 Steps
The 5 Steps to Safety set out a 5 step process you must follow
no matter what hazardous substances you use and store.
The Guide provides
reference information about each point made in the 5 Steps to
Safety. The first step is to prepare an inventory of all of
the hazardous substances at your workplace.
gives you instructions for filling out your inventory and an
inventory form. The form is set up so that you will record all of
the information needed to use the HSNO Calculator in step 5.