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Australia Industrial Label Review

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Jurisdiction: 
National Regulations Governing Labels: 

In Australia the Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations require that manufacturers, importers and suppliers of chemicals used in the workplace correctly label their products. Currently the National Code of Practice for the Labeling of Workplace Substances (NOHSC) 2012 sets out the guidelines for labels until Dec 31, 2016. After Dec 31, 2016 new GHS guidelines will become mandatory. However, the GHS guidelines may currently be used as an alternative to NOHSC guidelines.

Additional Regulations: 

For additional regulations please refer to the following:

Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals

Consumer and Domestic Chemicals (Poisons)

Therapeutic Goods

Dangerous Goods during Land Transport

GHS Implementation Status: 

For workplace chemicals, the Model code of practice – Labeling Workplace Hazardous Chemicals is to be used for chemicals that have been classified according the UN GHS standards. This code will become mandatory after December 31, 2016.

Language for required text: 
Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options: 

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Extra language comments: 

All specific hazard text provided in English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.

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