Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

Issues and Information:

GHS - 5th Revised Edition now available for download

Download the fifth revised edition of the GHS here…

GHS Update I OSHA Publishes Final Rule to the Federal Register

Published in the
Federal Register Volume 77, Number 58
[Monday, March 26, 2012, Pages 17574-17896]

OSHA-SCHC Alliance Information Sheets now available in Spanish

Spanish translations of the first six GHS Information sheets are now posted on the Alliance News page. These documents will soon be available as links from the OSHA web page as well. Many thanks go to Beth Levi, GHS Information Sheet Chair, Mike McDowell for formatting the documents and the Information Sheet authors and reviewers.

OSHA submits GHS Hazcom rule to OMB.

Go to this link and choose Department of Labor and scroll down to find TITLE: Hazard Communication (RIN: 1218-AC20).

GHS Revision 4, 2011, now available

The PDFs of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Fourth revised edition, are now available for download HERE

OSHA to hold public hearing on Hazcom GHS proposal

Download the OSHA News Release here.

View the Federal Register Proposed rule directly here.

EU adopts GHS and issues CLP

The European Union is adopting the GHS. The new regulation aligning current EU legislation on classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures to the GHS was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on December 31, 2008. After entry into force, the deadline for substance classification according to the new rules will be December 1, 2010 and for mixtures June 1, 2015. The CLP Regulation will, after a transitional period, replace the current rules on classification, labeling and packaging of substances (Directive 67/548/EEC) and mixtures (Directive 1999/45/EC). (View the document.)

GHS Symbol Library

GHS symbols in color and in black & white can be viewed here.

GHS: Status of implementation, (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

In order to monitor the status of implementation of the GHS, the secretariat has started to collect information publicly available from various sources (reports from members of the GHS Sub-Committee or NGOs, reports submitted to or issued by other United Nations organs, programs or specialized agencies (UNECE, UNITAR, IMO, ICAO, UNEP, WHO, ILO) or other intergovernmental organizations (European Commission, APEC), non-governmental organizations, as well as reports on various workshops, seminars, conferences and other events organized in relation with the implementation of the GHS.

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

The UN has posted the Revised text for the GHS as adopted in December 2006.

GHS Implementation in Japan

The Japanese Industrial Safety and Health Law (JISHL) has been amended to
include GHS requirements. The draft regulations for the amended Japanese
ISHL are now available (in Japanese) for public comment.