Do you understand the new chemical management system that is called the Global Harmonisation System and coming to Australia?
The Global Harmonisation System is a United Nations created system for the classification, labelling and safety data sheets of chemicals on a global basis and is mandatory in Australia from 1st January 2017 on all chemicals sold. It is often known as GHS for short.
The long term vision of the UN is provide one single chemical management framework for identifying chemical hazards in the workplace and communicating them in a simplified and clear way to people who use them. Their aim is to raise the awareness of the health and environmental hazards of chemicals we use on a global basis.
The GHS system requirements for all Australian workplaces are covered in the new WHS Regulations (Part 7 – Hazardous Chemicals) and will be rolled out across Australia in 2017.
It was accepted across the world in January 2012 and most countries have now adopted it into their own health and safety legislation – The USA, Europe, China, New Zealand and most of Asia are now using this system on chemicals in the workplace.
Australia has committed to adopt the new system from 1st January 2017.
In preparation for these key changes we are able to offer various services to help your business understand the changes and then integrate them into your business.
Please call General Manager Craig Watt on 0434 928178 to discuss how we can help in this major upcoming change in Chemical Safety.