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Safe Work Australia proposes GHS update

  • Posted on Thursday 4th, July 2019.

Statutory agency, Safe Work Australia, is conducting a public consultation on the proposal to adopt an updated edition of the 'Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals' (GHS) for workplace hazardous chemicals.

The third edition of the GHS (GHS 3) has reportedly been implemented under the model Work Health and Safety laws since 2017.

"It is time to consider moving 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 seventh revised edition of the GHS (GHS 7)," Safe Work Australia stated.

Safe Work Australia added that feedback received through the consultation will help ensure any changes to Australia's classification and hazard communication requirements for workplace hazardous chemicals are implemented effectively.

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