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  • AS/NZS 4452:1997

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    The storage and handling of toxic substances

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  05-03-1997

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Sets out requirements and recommendations for the storage and handling of toxic substances that in Australia, meet the Class 6.1 classification criteria of the ADG Code and in New Zealand, the Class 6.1 classification criteria of the IMDG Code and Schedules 1-4 of the New Zealand Toxic Substances Regulations 1983. The Standard applies to Class 6.1 substances and may also apply to substances of other classes having a 6.1 Subsidiary Risk. A discussion of the hazards presented by toxic substances and a bibliography of documents providing guidelines on the preparation of emergency plans are provided in appendices.

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    This Standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of toxic substances that-(a) in Australia, are classified as Class 6.1 in the ADG Code; and(b) in New Zealand, meet the Class 6.1 classification criteria of the IMDG Code or Schedules 1-4 of the New Zealand Toxic Substances Regulations 1983.The Standard also applies to other dangerous goods that are assigned a Class 6.1 subsidiary risk by the ADG Code/IMDG Code, except where they are of Class 2, or where more stringent requirements apply under another relevant Standard or applicable regulation.This Standard applies in locations that are generally industrial, commercial or rural in nature, including laboratories where the provisions of this Standard are additional to those of AS 2243.10. Where there is conflict between the requirements of this Standard and AS 2243.10, this Standard shall take precedence.This Standard does not apply to-(i) the transport on land of toxic substances, which is covered by the ADGCode/NZS 5433; or(ii) storage in port areas.NOTE: Information on the hazards presented by toxic substances is provided in Appendix A.In New Zealand any toxic substance that falls outside the UN criteria for Packing Groups shall be treated as if it were of Packing Group III.

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    Committee CH-009
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Pending Revision indicates that as a result of the Aged Standards review process, the document needs updating. If no project proposal, meeting the quality criteria, is received within the 12 month timeframe, the document shall be withdrawn.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as AS/NZS 4452:1997.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2444-1995 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location
    AS 2430.3-1991 Classification of hazardous areas - Specific occupancies
    AS/NZS 2210.2:1994 Occupational protective footwear Specification
    AS/NZS ISO 9000.1:1994 Quality management and quality assurance standards Guidelines for selection and use
    AS 2243.10-1993 Safety in laboratories - Storage of chemicals
    AS 2634-1983 Chemical plant equipment made from glass-fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) based on thermosetting resins
    AS 3600-1994 Concrete structures
    AS 2809.1-1999 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - General requirements
    AS 2809.4-1986 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods - Tankers for toxic and corrosive cargoes
    AS 2430.2-1986 Classification of hazardous areas - Combustible dusts
    AS 1210-1989 Unfired Pressure Vessels (known as the SAA Unfired Pressure Vessels Code)
    AS 3765.1-1990 Clothing for protection against hazardous chemicals - Protection against general or specific chemicals
    AS 3765.2-1990 Clothing for protection against hazardous chemicals - Limited protection against specific chemicals
    AS 1692-1989 Tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 1530.1-1994 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Combustibility test for materials
    AS 1668.2-1991 The use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings - Mechanical ventilation for acceptable indoor-air quality
    AS 1345-1995 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 4100-1990 Steel structures
    AS 2430.1-1987 Classification of hazardous areas - Explosive gas atmospheres
    AS 1940-1993 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS ISO 9001:1994 Quality systems - Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing
    AS/NZS 2210.1:1994 Occupational protective footwear - Guide to selection, care and use
    AS/NZS 1716:1994 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 4081-1993 The storage, handling and transport of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates
    AS 2161-1978 Industrial safety gloves and mittens (excluding electrical and medical gloves)
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 2919-1987 Industrial clothing
    AS/NZS 1337:1992 Eye protectors for industrial applications
    AS 2865-1995 Safe working in a confined space
    AS 1530.4-1990 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures - Fire-resistance tests of elements of building construction
    AS/NZS ISO 9002:1994 Quality systems - Model for quality assurance in production, installation and servicing
    AS 1170.4-1993 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Earthquake loads
    AS 1726-1993 Geotechnical site investigations

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    AS 2507-1998 The storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals
    AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS 2476-2008 General fumigation procedures
    AS/NZS 2243.10:2004 Safety in laboratories Storage of chemicals
    AS 4125.1-2009 Sound laboratory practice in food and water microbiology laboratories - Premises, safety, sample management, regulatory compliance and record management
    AS 1216-2006 Class labels for dangerous goods
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