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What is GHS?


The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) provides a basis for the harmonization of regulations on the classification & reporting of chemical hazards around the world. The GHS aims to:

  • improve safety in the use of chemicals
  • ultimately reduce supplier costs
  • make international shipment & sales of chemicals easier

Most organizations are not prepared for the changes or have the resources to comply effectively.

  • The GHS is now here in the US and coming┬áto Canada.

  • The GHS differs from the old OSHA regulations by providing:
    • new chemical and hazard classifications
    • new labeling provisions including the adoption of new symbols & categories
    • new safety data sheet format and content
GHS Resources was formed to help companies of all sizes meet the hazard communication challenges presented by GHS.

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