GHS Labelling


The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations.It is designed to replace the various classification and labeling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level. Its development began at the United Nations Rio Conference in 1992, when the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), various governments and other stakeholders met at a United Nations conference. It supersedes the relevant European Union (which has implemented the United Nations' GHS into EU law as the CLP Regulation) and United States standards.


The GHS label template

The standardized elements included in the GHS label are

                          1. Product identifier*
                          2. Signal word*
                          3. GHS pictograms*
                          4. Hazard statements*
                          5. Precautionary statements*
                          6. Supplier information*
                          7. Additional customer requirements

* Mandatory elements of the GHS labelling regulation





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