Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation introduced in January 2012 and the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG) 2011, both adopted the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for classification and labelling of chemicals. This means that suppliers must revise existing material safety data sheets (MSDSs) to account for new classifications and additional data requirements. It is particularly important for producers of bulk mineral concentrates to ensure MSDSs are prepared by professionals with a sound knowledge of the toxicology and chemical properties of minerals present to prevent potentially costly misclassification. MBS Environmental has the required knowledge in dangerous goods classification, toxicological testing and interpretation and MSDS preparation to assist our clients to meet the new GHS requirements.
MBS can also assist with:
- Assistance with Dangerous Goods Testing and classification as per ADG 2011, including assignment of UN number and new requirements for Environmentally Hazardous Substances (Class 9).
- Health Hazard GHS Classification for hazard and labelling requirements.
- IMO MARPOL ANNEX V (2012) Classification for health hazards and substances Harmful to the Marine Environment (HME).
- International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code Classification and testing.
- General Chemical Hazard Advice for occupational hygiene, spill management and/or risk assessment.