Hazardous chemicals: Are you ready for GHS 7?

The 2-year transition period from the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 3 (GHS 3) to Revision 7 (GHS 7) is now in its final months.

From 1 January 2023, you must use GHS 7 to classify chemicals and prepare chemical labels and safety data sheets in Australia, unless otherwise advised by your work health and safety regulator.  Note that Western Australia’s start date for GHS 7 is 31 March 2023.

The GHS is a global system of classifying chemicals by hazard and communicating those hazards.

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If you manufacture, import, supply or use hazardous chemicals, the guidance material and resources below will help you to ensure you’re ready for GHS 7.