What is GHS?
In 2012, following the adoption of the model Work Health and Safety Regulations, Australia began to transition to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), an international system used to classify and communicate chemical hazards.
Why change to GHS?
The GHS was created by the United Nations to create a single worldwide methodology for chemical classification, labelling and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The system ensures that users are provided with practical, reliable and easy to understand information on chemical hazards, and can take the appropriate preventive and protective measures for their health and safety.
When is it due?
The transition period to GHS will come to an end on January 1st, 2017. From then onwards, suppliers and end users of hazardous chemicals must only supply and accept hazardous chemicals which have been classified and labelled in accordance with the GHS.
From 1 January 2017 onwards, suppliers and end users of hazardous chemicals must only supply and accept hazardous chemicals which have been classified and labelled in accordance with the GHS.
Peerless Jal takes its Work Health and Safety obligations seriously. We have been working on reviews of our products formulas and classifications since mid-2015 and plan to be only selling GHS compliant products by 1st of October, 2016.
Do you know your obligations under the new act? Are you ready to supply your customers with the updated Safety Data Sheets and explain the new labels?
Talk to your Peerless Jal contact anytime to arrange specialised assistance.