Attracting over 4,000 health and safety decision makers from multiple sectors across Australia, the Safety in Action Show Sydney is the largest of its kind and a must attend for anyone whose job involves the safety of themselves or those around them.
Presented in association with the Safety Institute of Australia, Safety in Action Sydney is designed to meet the needs of Australia’s health and safety industry and provides three full days of quality networking, unparalleled learning and the best safety sourcing opportunities for anyone who’s job involves safety. We are delighted to announce that we will be co-exhibiting with Chemical Safety International this year.
Chemical Safety International are based in Melbourne and specialise in responsible chemical management solutions to ensure organisations comply with their chemical safety obligations, minimise business risk, keep employees safe and protect the environment. There is great synergy between our two businesses and the opportunity to support each other at the show this year.
All over the world there are different laws on how to identify the hazardous properties of chemicals (called ‘classification’) and how information about these hazards is then passed to users (through labels and safety data sheets for workers).
This can be confusing because the same chemical can have different hazard descriptions in different countries. For example, a chemical could be labelled as ‘toxic’ in one country but not in another. This also acts as a barrier to international trade.
Given the expanding international market in chemical substances and mixtures, to help protect people and the environment, and to facilitate trade, the United Nations has therefore developed a ‘Globally Harmonised System’ (GHS) on classification and labelling.
The GHS is a single worldwide system for classifying and communicating the hazardous properties of industrial and consumer chemicals.
With only 4 months remaining, the Australian industry is currently transitioning to the Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), a new hazard-based communication system. The GHS applies not only to a company’s products, but also any chemicals stored and used within the workplace such as cleaning agents, disinfectants and chemicals used in fire suppression systems.
We are delighted to be exhibiting with Chemical Safety International at this month’s Safety In Action Conference in Sydney, with a joint presentation on day three, on the challenges and impacts we are seeing businesses experience during the transition and what organisations can do in the lead-up to the deadline.
We hope you will be able to join us for the discussions, which will provide the opportunity to work through the key issues for your own organisation and take the lessons from others back into your own company.