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GHS vs. DOT Labels - Which Label You Should Use Now?

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Ever since OSHA implemented new chemical labeling requirements in June of 2015, there has been some confusion among chemical manufacturers in the U.S. In particular, they want to know if they should use the Global Harmonized System (GHS) of classification or U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) labeling system. Although both systems are designed to alert handlers of hazardous chemicals inside any container, be it a bag, bottle, box, barrel, can, cylinder, drum, etc., they go about it in slightly different ways.