This Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard was prepared by Joint TechnicalCommittee MS-011, Classification of Hazardous Areas. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 13 August 2009 and on behalf of theCouncil of Standards New Zealand on 11 September 2009.This Standard was published on 18 September 2009.The following are represented on Committee MS-011:Auckland Regional Chamber of CommerceAustralian Chamber of Commerce and IndustryAustralian Industry GroupAustralian Institute of PetroleumAustralian Paint Manufacturers’ FederationAustralian Petroleum Production and Exploration AssociationDepartment of Labour New ZealandDepartment of Mines and Energy (Qld)Energy Networks AssociationEngineers AustraliaEnvironmental Risk Management Authority New ZealandGas Association of New ZealandInstitute of Instrumentation, Control and Automation AustraliaLPG AustraliaMinistry of Economic Development (New Zealand) National Electrical and Communications Association New Zealand Oil Refining CompaniesThe Aviation and Marine Engineers AssociationsThe New Zealand Chemical Industry CouncilVictorian WorkCover AuthorityWorkCover New South Wales
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