Update on the transition to GHS Revision 7
Safe Work Australia have been working towards adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7 for workplace hazardous chemicals under the model WHS laws since late 2019.
A two-year transitional period was due to start on 1 July 2020. However, Safe Work Australia Members have agreed to delay the start of the transitional period due to the impact of COVID-19 on Australian businesses.
The new start date for the transitional period is 1 January 2021. A full two-year transitional period will follow from this date.