Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7, how does your system stack up?

Safe Work Australia has updated the classification and labelling of chemicals, this begins a 2 year transition to comply with the Regulations.  Onesystem’s Chemktek has been fully function one stop software solution to record chemicals,  track volumes, conduct risk assessments and maintain current Safety Data Sheets SDS in a simple to Onesystem module. Chemtek can operate as a stand alone system that you can manage or we can provide a total solution updating SDS. Check out Onesystem and enjoy simple to use business solutions.

The following is an extract from the Safe Work Australia website, following the links for for details.

The model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Hazardous Chemicals) Amendment 2020 and explanatory statement for the transition to GHS 7.

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7 (GHS 7) is a global method of classifying chemicals and preparing labels and safety data sheets (SDS). Australia will begin a two-year transition to GHS 7 from 1 January 2021.

The updates correct an error that could have required businesses to relabel old stock of hazardous chemicals in some circumstances.

If you have downloaded the previous versions, you should re-download the updated versions. The versions published on 5 November 2020 should be used in place of the original published on 28 August 2020 in all cases.

These updated amendments will be inserted into the model WHS Regulations from 1 January 2021.

Please note that amendments to the model WHS Regulations do not automatically apply in a jurisdiction. For the model WHS Regulations, including any amendments, to have effect in a jurisdiction, they must be made in that jurisdiction. Review the WHS laws in your jurisdiction and contact your WHS regulator for more information.

To help businesses understand the changes required under GHS 7, Safe Work Australia has published a dedicated GHS 7 web page and suite of information sheets. For more information, go to the GHS 7 web page.

Stay informed about the transitional arrangements and implementation of GHS 7 by subscribing to the hazardous chemicals mailing list.

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