The new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classifying and labelling chemicals

Mon, 2016-06-13 02:51 -- adminssee
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 17:30 to 20:00
Grant Hastie and Marshall Butterworth
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
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Cohosted by AIDGC (Australasian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants)

The GHS is a single internationally agreed system of chemical classification and hazard communication through labelling and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).  Australia will implement the GHS for workplace hazardous chemicals (both substances and mixtures) from 1 January 2017.

This session is a must for anyone working with, manufacturing dangerous goods and/or chemicals.

Grant will overview the GHS and discuss its implementation under the WHS Act. This will cover the approach being taken for issue resolution and the provision of supporting guidance and materials to support the implementation as the end of the 5 year transition period ends on 31st December 2016. A number of implementation challenges will also be discussed.

Marshall will identify and discuss issues that have emerged during the transition to GHS, in time for the 31st December deadline.

Grant Hastie -  Hazardous Industries and Chemicals Branch (WHS Qld)

Grant is the Chief Advisor (Dangerous Goods) for the Queensland WHS Regulator (WHSQ).    As the Chief Advisor, Grant is responsible for hazardous chemical related inspection programs, providing technical and policy advice on chemical safety and is the primary contact in the Queensland Government on GHS, representing Qld on a National GHS Working Group.

Marshall Butterworth - Acting Director of OH&S for The University of Queensland

Substantively he is the Faculty of Science OHS Manager and has firsthand experience implementing GHS across a large and diverse organisation with thousands of hazardous chemicals.

Download Grant Hastie's presentation and quick links.

Refer to the attached flyer for more information.