Manufacturers and importers of workplace hazardous chemicals – 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.  

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

This information sheet tells you what to do during the transition from GHS 3 to GHS 7 if you: 

  • manufacture hazardous chemicals 

  • import hazardous chemicals 

  • repackage or re-label hazardous chemicals with your product name. 

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


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Hazardous chemicals
Classifying chemicals
Hazardous chemicals GHS 7
Labelling chemicals
Safety data sheets