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Document ID (ISN)101743
CIS number 03-802
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Clifford D.
Title Report of a Ministerial Enquiry into the Management of Certain Hazardous Substances in Workplaces [New Zealand]
Bibliographic information Internet copy, Wellington, New Zealand, July 2003. v+87p. 47 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Report of a government enquiry into the current management of hazardous substances in New Zealand workplaces. The focus of the inquiry was into the use of glutaraldehyde in the health sector, but other substances and occupational settings were also considered. Contents: introduction to hazardous substances, including their characteristics and their use in industry; the legislative framework governing safety and health issues in relationship with hazardous substances; issues of causation relating to the nature and extent of adverse health consequences arising from exposure to hazardous substances; best practices; management of hazardous substances and adoption of best practices; relationship among various parties in connection with the manufacture, storage, transportation, use and disposal of hazardous substances; lessons learned, recommendations and priorities. In annex: terms of reference; list of submissions and of participants in the enquiry.
Descriptors (primary) glutaraldehyde; chemical hazards; New Zealand; dangerous substances
Descriptors (secondary) report; hospitals; future trends; legislation; role of government
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes