We’ve recently made some changes to the Hazardous Chemical Information System (HCIS) that will improve how you search for chemicals. HCIS is a free database of chemical classifications and workplace exposure standards that allows you to find classification and labelling information for over 5,500 chemicals. Key improvements in the latest upgrade include:
You can sort search results by ‘most relevant’ when searching for a hazardous chemical. This is the default search setting for hazardous chemicals.
You can review the search criteria entered when searching for hazardous chemicals and workplace exposure standards. To do this, click the ‘search criteria entered’ bar at the top of the search results page.
When a chemical’s hazard categories have changed, this will be described using the hazard category names instead of the numerical hazard category codes.
A bug which sometimes caused history logs to display the wrong date has been fixed.
Safe Work Australia, 22 October 2020