Chemicals: Hazard Classification Testing Labs in Australia

This webpage is to help companies more easily find such Hazard Classification Testing Laboratories in Australia, and where local labs have overseas capabilities for Tests not able to be done in Australia.

Haztech Environmental does not evaluate such laboratories actual testing capabilities and accuracy.

It is up to each company to make their own decision about the quality and value of each laboratory they choose to carry out such Hazard Classification or Property Testing.

This webpage is to help everyone find labs who can help them initially classify a product as a Hazardous Chemical or to verify whether a classification is correct on not in an SDS. Some of these labs may also test for other properties for specification etc needs.

Note: The following Labs (in alphabetical order) are ones I was aware of, or colleagues alerted to me in late 2013 and I published in my Hazmat1308+09+10-scrn (which is able to be downloaded from this website). Each person needs to determine whether the Lab they choose will meet their needs, as the inclusion of these labs into these Notes should not been regarded as an endorsement of their ability to carry out the range of tests they offer.

 

Dermatest Pty Ltd (NSW):

www.dermatest.com.au/Dermatest%20Irritection.html (near Rockdale Station in Sydney), ph: 02-9556-2601, email: info@dermatest.com.au.

These In Vitro tests may be employed to predict the In Vivo toxic effects of chemicals and formulations.

Corrositex®: In-Vitro Corrosivity Test for Transport – Class 8

Corrositex determines chemical corrosivity and permits assignment of Packing Group classification for Class 8 corrosives. This test replaces the rabbit test of dermal corrosivity by providing a reliable means of mimicking this test. U.N. Packing Group classification can be determined or marketing claims substantiated.

Occular Irritection Assay System in order to predict potential to cause eye irritation. Deramil Irritection Assay System in order to predict potential to cause skin irritation.

 

Ecotox Services Australasia Pty Ltd (NSW):

www.ecotox.com.au/

Lane Cove, NSW 2066, ph: 02-9420-9481

Email: info@ecotox.com.au

Freshwater and Marine Test Fact Sheets (13) which outline the application and basic methodology used for each of our ‘routine’ toxicity tests.

TestFactSheets: www.ecotox.com.au/Toxicity_Tests/Test%20Fact%20Sheets.htm

Plus Plant, Earthworm and Honey Bee tests.

 

HRL Technology Pty Ltd (Victoria):

www.hrlt.com.au Mulgrave, Vic 3170, ph: 03-9565-9888.

Contact either Dr. Janine Hulston, ph: 03-9565-9831,

email: jhulston@hrl.com.au, or Steve Marland, ph: 03-5132-1519, email: smarland@hrl.com.au.

Tests to classify Class 4 Dangerous Goods:

Div’n 4.1 Flammable Solids,

Div’n 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible (& Self Heating Solids)

Div’n 4.3 Dangerous When Wet (Substances in contact with water emit flammable gases).

HRL also consult with walk-through workplace audits related to Dust Explosibility and Self Heating Risks

Intertek Laboratory Australia (Victoria):

http://www.intertek.com/chemicals/

http://www.intertek.com/analytical-laboratories/a-to-z/

Intertek Lab Australia, Commodities Division

Port Melbourne, Vic 3012, ph: 03-9646-9299

Class 3 Flammable Liquid Flash Points, Viscosity

Intertek PROBE Laboratory Australia (Victoria) can also provide NICNAS Spectral & Physiochemical Tests.

 

ICP Firefly Pty Ltd:

www.icpfirefly.com.au/00_home.html

Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia.

Contact: Dr Isabelle Meyer-Carrive, ph:+ 61-2-9310-3899,

email: info@icpfirefly.com.au.

Div’n 6.1 Acute Toxicity & Class 8 Skin Corrosion Tests.

Acute Toxicology; Irritation/Sensitisation; Genetic Toxicology (in vivo & in vitro); Subacute/ Subchronic Toxicology; Neurotoxicology; Chronic Toxicology; Reproductive Toxicology / Toxicokinetics & Metabolism; Acute & Subacute Inhalation; Efficacy & Carcinogenicity studies.

 

Sharp & Howells Pty Ltd (Victoria):

www.sharpandhowells.com.au.

BULLEEN, Victoria 3105 Australia, ph: +61-3-9850-9722

email: “John Francescini” Lab@sharpandhowells.com.au,

Physical Tests for Dangerous Goods:

Class 3 Flammable Liquid Flash Points, Viscosity & Sustains Combustion tests

Div’n 4.1 Flammable Solids test

Div’n 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible (Pyrophorics)

Div’n 4.3 Dangerous When Wet (Substances in contact with water emit flammable gases).

Class 8 Metal Corrosion tests

We have the equipment to set up for the following ADG and UN tests:

 

University of NSW Chemical Consulting Laboratory:

Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, Chemical Consulting Laboratory, Terry Flynn, Manager, ph: 02-9313-7908.

email: T.Flynn@unsw.edu.au

http://research.unsw.edu.au/facilities/mark-wainwright-analytical-centre

Class 3 Flammable Liquid Flash Point tests

Div’n 4.1 Flammable Solids,

Div’n 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible (& Self Heating Solids)

Div’n 4.3 Dangerous When Wet (Substances in contact with water emit flammable gases).

Division 5.1 Classification of Oxidizing Solids (but not Oxidizing Liquids).

Class 8 Solids and Liquids Metal Corrosion tests.

 Editor: If you are aware of other Laboratories that are set up to do Dangerous Goods & Hazardous Chemicals tests or tests needed for NICNAS applications, please let me know by emailing me at: Jeff.Simpson@haztech.com.au.

NATA at www.nata.asn.au is also a good place to start for labs to do general tests, such as Flash Point & Viscosity.