5th July 2016
What is GHS?
GHS is the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
What is a 'Hazardous Chemical'?
Under the WHS Regulations, a hazardous chemical is any substance, mixture or article that satisfies the criteria of one or more Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) hazard classes, including a classification in Schedule 6 of the WHS Regulations. This international system is currently in the transition period here in Australia and must be fully complied with by 1st January 2017.
GHS Awareness Training
JBA are offering GHS Awareness Training Sessions to introduce Workers to the GHS and to ensure Employers understand the requirements they will need to become compliant. The topics covered are listed in the Flyer above. Safe Work Australia have recently stated that “It is the responsibility of the Australian Manufacturer and / or Importer to determine if their product is a hazardous chemical and if so, to correctly classify their product”. Any PCBU who uses Chemicals at any workplace has a specific duty to manage the risks to health and safety associated with the using, handling, generating and storing of those hazardous chemicals.
Should you be interested in JBA running an awareness session for your company or if you are already aware of your obligations, but need some assistance in becoming compliant, please call Jacqui for a confidential discussion 0411 727 139.