Transition to GHS 7

Sep 29, 2022

Suppliers, Manufacturers, and Importers of workplace hazardous chemicals

From 1 January 2023, all hazardous chemicals will need to adhere to GHS 7.

Australia has decided to transition from GHS 3 to GHS 7 after key international trading partners have decided to make the same move. Suppliers, manufacturers, and importers have until 1 January 2023 to ensure that classifications of all newly packaged products, labels, and SDSs are up to date under new GHS 7 criteria.

The challenge of navigating complex workplace chemical labelling and SDS standards may be overwhelming, and DTS Regulatory Consultants have the expertise to navigate compliance in supporting your company during this transition.

DTS Regulatory Consultants have been preparing updated GHS 7 compliant labels and SDSs for manufacturers and suppliers across Australia and we are eager to support you in transitioning your products before the 1 January 2023 deadline. Contact us so we can start the process to determine necessary changes to hazard categories and precautionary statements for your products. With DTS you can be sure your products will be in line with GHS 7 standards in time for the end of the transition period.


Will I need to re-label or re-package all my stored products?

No. GHS 7 will only apply to new stock that is manufactured or imported after 1 January 2023. If it is manufactured or imported before 1 January 2023, the product may be classified and labelled with either GHS 3 or GHS 7. All SDSs should be compliant with GHS 7 from 1 January 2023, even if the label does not.


Safe Work Australia Website – Transitioning to GHS 7

SafeWork Transition to GHS 7 Video Webinar – YouTube