The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS, was developed by the UN to help standardize how chemicals are identified throughout the world. If your facility uses or creates chemicals that are used by other businesses globally, you will likely have to follow these standards. Understanding the various pictograms, label texts, and other factors that go into his system is critical.
This Q&A section is here to provide you with the information you need to remain in compliance with GHS today and long into the future. Some of the topics that will be covered include:
- The importance of a GHS program: We will go over in depth why a GHS program is necessary for any industry that deals with hazardous materials. You will get a glimpse of what goes into training employees to stay safe by recognizing information on GHS labels.
- Safety data sheets: You will learn why safety data sheets, also known as SDSs, are required and how they help companies that deal with hazardous chemicals.
- The components of GHS: The essential pictograms, signal words, and H-codes of GHS will be covered. These are essential elements to a successful implementation of a GHS system. We will also explore how the labels are formatted to ensure that you know how to stay compliant.
Know that GHS is there to make information much clearer to anyone involved with hazardous materials, especially when doing business internationally. We are here to help you gather all the information you need to successfully implement this labeling system in your facility.
GHS Questions and Answers
- Are GHS labels required?
- Are GHS pictograms and hazard labels the same?
- Can GHS pictograms be black and white?
- Does OSHA follow GHS?
- How are toxic materials classified under GHS?
- How can I make my own GHS labels?
- How can I properly create GHS labels?
- How do I read GHS labels?
- How do I read and understand a GHS Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?
- How is GHS implemented?
- How many GHS pictograms are there?
- How many hazard groups are there in GHS?
- Is the CAS number the same as the MSDS number?
- What are GHS codes?
- What are GHS physical hazards?
- What are GHS signal words?
- What are the two major elements in the Globally Harmonized System?
- What does GHS stand for?
- What does SDS stand for?
- What is GHS Compliance?
- What is GHS labeling?
- What is GHS training?
- What is GHS?
- What is the GHS format?
- When are GHS Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Required?
- When is GHS required?
- Who developed GHS and who regulates it?
- Why is GHS necessary and important?