Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals became mandatory in most Australian States from 1st January 2017.
The GHS is internationally used to standardise and harmonise the classification and labelling of chemicals – including cleaning chemicals.
The GHS classification process uses defined criteria to identify the hazard(s) of a chemical or mixture by assigning a category of hazard/danger.
The GHS categories are physical, health and environmental hazards. the GHS provides:
- definitions of health, physical and environmental hazards
- classification processes
- communication of hazard information and protective measures via labels and safety data sheets (SDS)