Office of Chemical Safety (OCS)

Postal Address
GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
Enquiries
(02) 6289 1555
 
 

The Office of Chemical Safety (OCS) incorporates three broad functions:

Administration of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) ACT 1989 (ICNA Act). NICNAS aids in the protection of the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals. These chemical risk assessments inform decisions made by Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies involved in regulating the control, use, release and disposal of industrial chemicals.

Provision of human health risk assessment services to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines (APVMA) on agvet chemical. These assessments set health standards for use by the APVMA and inform decisions made by a wide range of government agencies involved in regulating the control, use, release and disposal of agvet.

Provision of human health risk assessment services on chemicals to other Australian Government Agencies.

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