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Known hazard classification

means hazard information about an industrial chemical 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

Reference: Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines

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