Changes to workplace chemical laws in Australia – transition to GHS 7


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Australia uses the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) to classify and label chemicals.  

Australia officially began the transition from GHS 3 to GHS 7 on 1 January 2021. The transition period is for two years and will end on 31 December 2022. 

This information sheet summarises the main changes under the transition from GHS 3 to GHS 7. It also outlines what to do if you manufacture, import, supply or use hazardous chemicals in the workplace. 

The transition period ends on 31 December 2022. 

This document is part of a collection about our transition to GHS 7


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Hazardous chemicals
Classifying chemicals
Hazardous chemicals
Hazardous chemicals GHS 7
Labelling chemicals