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Known hazard classification

Term
Known hazard classification
Definition

Known hazard classification, for an industrial chemical, means hazard information that the introducer is aware of in the form of one or more of the following:

  • a hazard class and category arising from classification under the ‘Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals’ (GHS), Seventh revised edition, published by the United Nations, or
  • a non-GHS hazard statement, assigned under the classification criteria in ‘Guidance on the Classification of Hazardous Chemicals under the WHS Regulations’ published by Safe Work Australia
  • except that it does not include any of the following hazard classes:
    • flammable gases, category 2
    • acute toxicity-oral, category 5
    • acute toxicity-dermal, category 5
    • acute toxicity-inhalation, category 5
    • skin corrosion/irritation, category 3
    • aspiration hazard, category 2
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