An introduction to Industrial Chemicals

Industrial chemicals are widely used in Australian manufacturing, processing and mining industries. Many of these chemicals can be dangerous to humans, plants and animals. As a result of the dangers posed by these chemicals, laws have been developed to control their sale, use, storage and transport.

This fact sheet explains the laws relating to industrial chemicals in Western Australia, and identifies the bodies responsible for its management. (See also Fact Sheet: Pesticides, Fact Sheet: Contaminated sites and Fact Sheet: Pollution and environmental harm.)