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Safe Work Australia seeks feedback on moving from GHS 3 to GHS 7 under model WHS laws

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - 17:15
Policy & legislation
National News

Safe Work Australia will be consulting on the proposal to adopt an updated edition of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace hazardous chemicals.

Since 1 January 2017, the 3rd revised edition of the GHS (GHS 3) has been implemented under the model Work Health and Safety laws.

As Australia’s transition to the GHS is now complete, Safe Work Australia said it is time to move beyond GHS 3 to ensure Australia’s classification and labelling requirements for workplace chemicals are aligned with our key trading partners, as they move to the 7th revised edition of the GHS (GHS 7).

Feedback will help ensure any changes to Australia’s classification and hazard communication requirements for workplace hazardous chemicals are implemented in a way which minimises impacts to the industry, according to Safe Work Australia.

Interested parties can go to its consultation platform, Engage, to register and comment by July 2019.