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Curtin University
Health, Safety and Emergency Management

Chemical Safety and ChemAlert

To minimise the risks to health, and in order to meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996, the following minimum standards must be met.


The ChemAlert program is the University's primary source of safety information essential for managing chemical hazards. Staff and students should refer to this information prior to using any new chemical.

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Client IT Requirements

ChemAlert can only be run in Internet Explorer for IBM compatible PC's, and Mozilla Firefox for Macintosh Computers.

You will also need to set your internet browser to allow pop-up windows from the ChemAlert web site domain (

If you are experiencing IT difficulties please contact CITS Service Desk.

Key Benefits:

  • Access to up-to-date Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for tens of thousands of products;
  • Ability to print legally compliant labels in a range of sizes;
  • ** Register of chemicals stored throughout the University including location and maximum quantity;
  • ** Location for recording electronic copies of chemical Risk Assessments

** NB - These features are only available in the secured part of the program.


ChemAlert is available via PC's and wireless access on all Curtin campuses.

No login is required for access to product Safety Data Sheets and other chemical safety information.

To access the chemical register and Risk Assessment functionality you will need a ChemAlert user account. Please forward your contact details, and those of your supervisor to Health, Safety and Emergency Management to gain a Username and Password.

Adding a Product to ChemAlert

Can't find the product you are looking for in ChemAlert?

  • Have you tried searching for it as a synonym (click on the first drop-down arrow)?
  • Have you tried searching for it contained in the name, rather than at the start (click on the second drop-down arrow)?

To have a new commercially available product added to ChemAlert you must forward the product name, supplier contact details, and an SDS (where available) to Health, Safety and Emergency Management.

To have a product manufactured in-house added to ChemAlert please complete the following ChemAlert Form and send it to Health, Safety and Emergency Management .