Labelling requirements for hazardous chemicals in the supply chain

The Regulator has granted a Class Exemption in Tasmania regarding the obligation on suppliers under regulation 338 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012.  

The Class Exemption means that, until 31 December 2017:

  • hazardous chemicals that are not agricultural or veterinary chemicals may only be supplied to other workplaces without GHS labelling if they were manufactured or imported before 1 January 2017 and are labelled in accordance with the National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances [NOHSC: 2012 (1994)]; and
  • hazardous chemicals that are agricultural or veterinary chemicals may only be supplied to other workplaces without GHS labelling if they were manufactured or imported before 1 January 2018 and are labelled, in English, in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

Class Exemptions have also been granted in relation to regulations 335, 341 and 342.

Full details of each Class Exemption are provided in the Tasmanian Government Gazette – 21 December 2016.