CHEM106 – Chemical Hazards: Safety and Legislation

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CHEM106 – Chemical Hazards: Safety and Legislation, is a 100 Level paper offered by the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

There are no prerequisites, making this the perfect paper for people currently working in industry.

The paper runs Monday to Friday for a two-week block. During week one students will enjoy lectures in the morning, followed by demonstrations and field trips in the afternoons. Week two will consist only of lectures.

Attendance at demonstrations and workshops is compulsory, while all lectures will be available online, and do not need to be attended in person. 

Throughout the paper students will examine the implications of New Zealand law for the control, safe handling and disposal of chemical compounds. Topics include the nature of chemical compounds, their transport, dispersal, speciation, reactivity and disposal, hazards and disposal information systems.

Assessment comprises of two one-hour tests (25% each) and a final examination (50%) which are completed during the two- week block.

For more information contact the paper convenor/lecturer: Professor Richard Coll, phone (07) 838 4100 or email