The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a worldwide initiative to promote standard criteria for classifying chemicals according to their hazards and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. GHS was developed by international mandate to:
Transitioning your organization to GHS will not be an overnight process. To become GHS compliant, (M)SDSs need re-authored into the new standardized SDS format; containers need re-labeled to include the appropriate signal words, pictograms and hazard statements; employees need re-trained; and written procedures, updated.
As your trusted regulation resource partner, SafeTec is committed to keeping you updated on GHS milestones and helping you prepare for the upcoming standard.
For more information on GHS and tips to prepare your organization for GHS compliance, download our GHS Tool Kit.