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Many commonly used laboratory chemicals are classified as Hazardous Substances under New Zealand legislation because they have the potential to cause explosion or fire, or harm to human health or the environment.

Laboratories where Hazardous Substances may be in use are marked as HSNO Exempt Laboratories and must comply with the Code of Practice for CRI and University Exempt Laboratories. The requirements of the Code of Practice are included in the University of Otago HSNO Exempt Compliance manual, which also includes additional requirements that must followed in University of Otago laboratories.

University of Otago HSNO Exempt Labs manual

Forms and Tools

Laboratory Visitors Guidelines

High Risk Lab Procedures Audit Tool

Risk Assessment Template

Example Lab Risk Assessment

Lab Audit Tool

Resigning Lab Supervisor or PI Form

Laboratory Eye Hazard Risk Assessment Tool

Fridge Modification Record Template

Hazardous Substance Locations

Laboratory chemical waste disposal guidelines

Laboratory Decommissioning Form

Safety Shower Risk Assessment Tool

Statutory Budget Laboratory Upgrade or New Facilities Process