Safe Work Australia has announced that in the coming months, they will be consulting 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 3rd revised edition of the GHS (GHS 3) has been implemented under the model Work Health and Safety laws since 1 January 2017.
Safe Work Australia said the transition to the GHS is now complete and it’s time to move beyond GHS 3 to ensure Australia’s classification and labelling requirements for workplace chemicals are aligned with its key trading partners, as they move to the 7th revised edition of the GHS (GHS 7).
The national safety regulator said it values the engagement of its stakeholders and your 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.
Go to Safe Work Australia’s consultation platform Engage, to register to have your say in July 2019.