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Input sought over new chemical classification

From July, you can have your say on the proposal to adopt an updated edition of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace hazardous chemicals.

Since 1 January 2017, the 3rd revised edition of the GHS (GHS 3) has been implemented under the model work health and safety laws. As Australia's transition to the GHS is complete, it is time to ensure our classification and labelling requirements for workplace chemicals are aligned with key trading partners, who are moving to the 7th revised edition of the GHS (GHS 7).

Stakeholder 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.

Further information

To stay informed or to have your say from July, visit