GHS classification Articles

  • Hazcom changes loom on the horizon

    During the past few years, the global regulatory landscape has changed with the implementation of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS has become an essential component of corporate account globalization plans, with its effect felt throughout the global supply chain. Many countries have implemented GHS — but not always ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Michael Wenk, M.S., Quoted In Chemical Watch Article UN`s GHS takes effect in Argentina

    On August 23, 2017, Michael Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Chemical Watch discussing Argentina’s implementation of the UN’s Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification and labelling of chemicals. Michael Wenk, senior regulatory consultant at international compliance specialists Acta, told Chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ASUG Environmental health & safety SIG – april newsletter

    Implementing GHS compliance activities into your organization is no easy task. Companies needto re-evaluate how their substances and mixtures are classified for each regulatory entity, countryand/or region and will likely need to re-issue several (M)SDSs and labels. There are serviceproviders who can help companies stay ahead of the GHS curve with solutions for identifying andmanaging the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • SDS System Supports Global Regulatory Compliance

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services firm 3E Company has announced the immediate availability of MSDgen 6.53, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. The new release includes enhancements aimed at streamlining global hazard communication initiatives, including expanded regulatory information for the Vietnamese and ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Barriers to GHS around the world

    As an additional section of Enhesa’s GHS tracking service, Enhesa has added information related to barriers to chemical shipments presented by countries that have not yet implemented the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Information spans the globe with data for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Canada, India, Israel, and many more. Until now, ...

  • Managing compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Transformation/Dissolution Characteristics of a Nickel Matte and Nickel Concentrates for Acute and Chronic Hazard Classification

    For the purposes of aquatic hazard classification under the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification (UN GHS), we have examined the T/D characteristics of a Ni matte and four Ni concentrates at pH 6 using the UN Transformation/Dissolution Protocol (T/DP) for Metals and Sparingly Soluble Metal Compounds. Among the analytes Ni, Co and Cu, Ni was released into the T/D solutions ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

    The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials.   This accident involved chemicals that can ...

  • Managing compliance: How to transition to GHS in the workplace in five easy steps

    Many countries around the world have adopted the GHS, and the United States is scheduled to finalize its rule by January 2012, which will make global hazcom compliance much easier for U.S. companies. On Oct. 25, 2011, OSHA sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final rule to adopt the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • China: incoming regulatory updates

    What is it? The GB 30000/2013, divided into 28 sections, updates the system of classification of chemicals in accordance with the fourth edition of GHS. It also results in the adoption of new classes and categories that were not previously included. The GB/T 17519/2013 provides new non-binding ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Getting to Harmonization

    On Sept. 12, 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The agency also made available a Guide to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which is available at ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Best practices in Global MSDS authoring and distribution

    Organizations of all sizes face increasing challenges from globalization and changinginternational regulatolY initiatives.These challenges affect an organization'sability to produce and maintain materialsafety data sheets (MSDSs). MSDSs arerequired during sale, use, storage, andshipment of hazardous chemicals. Global MSDS RequirementsCountries have different requirementsand guidelines for ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • How to avoid the GHS Tidal Wave

    Chemical safety touches us all. It impacts the food we eat, our health and our lifestyle. Impediments to safety can endanger individuals, businesses and society in general. Common sense dictates that sound chemical management should rely on a single classification and labeling system to address specific use patterns and groups of chemicals at the national, regional and international levels. Such ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • A new regulation on classification, labelling and packaging

    Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures entered into force 20 January 2009, and replaces in a staggered way directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC within the European Union. The regulation implements the globally harmonised system on classification and labelling within the European Union. This paper provides a short overview of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MSDS evolution: from document to data to globalization

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was first adopted in 1983 for the manufacturing sector. In 1987, the agency expanded the scope of coverage to include all industries where employees are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. The catalyst for HCS was the powerful Right-to-Know (RTK) movement that gained momentum in the late 1970s, first at the state level, as it forged ahead to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Strategies for enhancing EH&S Regulatory Compliance and Reducing Risk

    With the advent of new federal and international environmental regulations and safety rules, perhaps more than ever before, risk professionals and insurance customers need visibility into the chemicals used at their sites. The environmental regulatory landscape has become increasingly complex in recent years, and companies that manufacture, transport, use, or sell potentially hazardous materials ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Applying GHS in the Real World

    With all the changes in the Regulatory world of late, it is quite easy to feel smothered by the weight of the upcoming compliance tasks and associated paperwork. One of the  changes with possibly the most far-reaching effect, is the promulgation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) by the United Nations. The unavoidable challenges relatedto this and the recommended world-wide implementation by ...


    By SiteHawk

  • GHS: Federal Agencies Step Up Efforts

    Now that the United Nations has adopted the Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), there is an international goal for as many countries as possible to implement GHS by 2008. GHS is an important global system of hazard classification, communication and labeling which, if implemented, is expected to bring much needed consistency and harmony to the workplace. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Supply chain compliance and data quality

    What is supply chain compliance? For different disciplines it might mean different things. From an EH&S perspective it is a relatively new concept where a particular company has responsibility up and down their supply chain for the compliance of their raw materials, finished goods, as well was what has been done for their end users and of course end of life, disposal or take back, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Regulatory complexity increasing for companies handling chemicals

    The initiatives highlighted in this article as of particular interest to oil and gas companies affect one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Staying in compliance with international, federal, and regional regulatory obligations is a complex undertaking. The depth and breadth of knowledge required should not be underestimated. GHS in the US An initiative with ...


    By Verisk 3E

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