GHS (Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals) – Australia, One of the

January 1st 2017 was due to be the date that Australia began a small step towards raising the bar and joining the global community in adopting and mandating the GHS. However in an unsurprising turn of events, by mid December 2016, Michelle Baxter, CEO of Safe Work Australia decided to announce that on 25th November 2016 members had agreed to let Australia lag behind the rest of the world and water down the GHS somewhat by allowing “Chemicals manufactured or imported before 1 January 2017 can continue to be supplied without needing to meet the labelling requirements of the model Work Health and Safety Regulations” The decision by Safe Work Australia CEO to support a lesser implementation shou

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