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  • Chinese GHS

    With the suite Selerant it is possible to manage the different implementations of the GHS around the world.  In particular this newsletter describes the Chinese GHS. Common doubts about the Chinese GHS The most common doubt about the Chinese ...


    By Selerant srl

  • US GHS

    With the Selerant suite you can manage the different implementations of the GHS. In this newsletter we see, specifically, the US GHS. The US GHS in EuSHEET has been implemented ...


    By Selerant srl

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • REACH and GHS Compared

    REACH (the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) and GHS (Globally Harmonization System) are two separate but cohesive regulative bodies.  Their scopes differ, but the objective for both is to create better protection from the hazards associated with chemicals.  This article ...


    By SiteHawk

  • Are YOU Ready for GHS?

    With the official announcement from OSHA of the implementation of GHS into the current Hazard Communication Standard many organizations are struggling to understand the complexities of these new regulations and how they will affect their organization.  MSDSs are turning into SDSs, pictograms will be required on labels, chemicals will need to be classified and many other ...

  • 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

  • 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 3E Company

  • GHS and its impact on the regulated community

    As OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) nears its 25th anniversary since being adapted, the agency is considering modifications to the standard by incorporating elements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This system was initially adapted by the United Nations in 2002 with the goal of having as many countries as possible implement it by ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • How to convert to the globally harmonized system of chemical classification

    The goal of GHS is to provide a consistent global framework for classifying and identifying chemical hazards. OSHA announced that it will be pursuing GHS. GHS -- the Globally Harmonized System of chemical classification and labeling -- is the next step in the march towards greening the manufacturing industry. Market leading companies are already positioned for GHS. GHS is a simple concept: ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • 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.

  • GHS Implementation – A Quick Guide for International Suppliers

    Slowly but surely, the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is becoming “the way things are done” for hazard communication around the world. Many countries have already implemented internal versions of the GHS. Others, such as the United States and Canada, are on the verge of introducing their own. How does one keep track of who’s doing what? Here’s a list of some of the most ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • GHS Around the World: Not Quite the Harmonized System it's Supposed to Be

    You would be hard-pressed to walk into a workplace anywhere in the world and not observe diamond pictograms on containers and binders of safety data sheets (SDSs). Pictograms on labels and SDSs are just two components of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS requires chemical manufacturers and employers to determine the intrinsic hazards of ...

  • U.S. GHS - Implications for Canada`s Hazard Communication Standard

    The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling (GHS) is a communication standard for hazardous chemicals that has been brought forth by the United Nations. The latest country to adopt GHS is the United States. Canada seems to be monitoring the implementation of GHS in other jurisdictions. With the U.S. being Canada's largest trade partner, it appears logical that Canada will now ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • 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 3E Company

  • Strategies to implement GHS - Bringing order out of potential chaos

    More than two years after the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to revise the existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was introduced, OSHA ...


    By 3E Company

  • GHS and its impact on supply chain risk management and compliance

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS — developed by a United Nations committee of experts — seeks to facilitate international trade through standardized classification and labeling of chemicals and to improve the overall clarity of available hazard information. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) impending ...


    By 3E Company

  • The First Step – US Department of Labor issues GHS notice of proposed rulemaking

    On September 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that starts the long process of introducing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) into North America.This Notice (Docket No. OSHA-H022K-2006-0062) proposes to modify OSHA’s current Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the system for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 3E Company Adds GHS Enhancements to SDS Authoring Platform

    Environmental health and safety compliance and information management services provider 3E Company has released MSDgen 6.54, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. With this latest release, customers have access to new features and regulatory updates, including expanded regulatory information to support compliance with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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.

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