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Implementing the NEW Globally Harmonized System for Classifying and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) laws: New laws for Victoria and WA – BRIEFING – JUNE 23, 2017

23 June 2017 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm


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Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


23 JUNE 2017 
8.45am for 9.00am to 3.00pm




All Manufacturers, suppliers and users of chemicals –

This Briefing will provide details of the changes that apply for Victoria, including all states and territories across Australia


Victoria:  From 1 July 2017, the Globally Harmonized System for the Classifying and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) will come into effect in Victoria.  All manufacturers, suppliers and users of chemicals in Victoria including other states, should be aware of this new law to ensure you and the employees of your organisation are up to date with the changes and compliant. 

Western Australia:  On 3 March 2017, the Western Australian Government gazetted the Dangerous Goods Safety Regulations Amendment Regulations 2017.  The legislation amends certain regulations to provide reference to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for chemical classification and labelling.

The Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) has designed this comprehensive Briefing to bring you up to speed with the changes including your obligations from across Australia to ensure you, your employees and organisation are compliant.


Who should attend?

  • Anyone who manufactures, imports and markets hazardous chemicals
  • Anyone who works with hazardous chemicals including stores personnel
  • Anyone who transports hazardous chemicals
  • Anyone who deals with chemicals will need to be aware of this new system to understand its relevance and your obligations.

 Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the legislation requirements of chemical management in the workplace
  • Identify GHS Hazard Class and Categories for Hazardous Chemicals
  • Identify and interpret key safety information and terms with Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Identify and interpret key safety information and terms within GHS product labels.


Adrian Thomas
Hazardous Chemicals Specialist
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

Adrian has specialised in hazardous chemicals for over 15 years including Hazardous Chemicals Regulatory affairs, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), information for labels for both workplace products and consumer products within Australia and New Zealand – for chemicals in the surface coats (painting, inks, adhesives), cosmetics, plastics and agricultural sectors.

Networking Opportunity

The Briefing will provide the opportunity to network with presenters and delegates during AEBN’s networking morning tea break (Morning Tea and Lunch).



23 June 2017
8:45 am - 3:00 pm