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10 November 2015
GHS - what you should know
Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) replaces the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(2004)] for workplaces.
Australia adopted the third revised edition of the GHS under work health and safety laws. The five year transition period started in 2012. Until 31 December 2016, both old and new systems for chemical classification can be used by industry. After this date, on 1 January 2017, the SDS and labels must be GHS compliant. (See GHS Factsheet in related documents sidebar)