Understanding chemical hazard classes when carrying out a risk assessment

May 14, 2019

Hazard classes are groups of chemicals that have similar properties which create a risk to health and safety. In Australia, a chemical’s hazard class is assigned by the GHS, or the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals and is displayed on the product label  and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Identifying and understanding a chemical’s hazard class is one of the first steps in the risk assessment process and is critical to ensuring each hazard is properly managed and controlled. This blog outlines some of the most common hazard classes and the risks they could bring to your job site.

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