Hazardous chemical classification guide updated

Monday, 20 August, 2018

Hazardous chemical classification guide updated

The hazardous chemical classification guide has been updated by Safe Work Australia.

These updates provide clear, simple and practical information to help businesses classify the chemicals they use.

Dr Paul Taylor, Director Chemicals Policy, said the guide reflects the requirements under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) third revised edition, which is now mandatory for workplace hazardous chemicals in Australia.

“The guide contains more GHS information and a number of worked examples to help business classify their chemicals,” he said.

“Small to medium businesses will find the guide particularly handy — it provides links to comprehensive chemical databases and goes into detail on areas that PCBUs have told us they need more information on.”

The guide was developed in consultation with WHS regulators, unions and industry groups, and reflects feedback received from individuals and businesses.

To find out how this guidance material is applied in your region, contact your local WHS regulator.

Click here to download the guide.

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