ghs standard Articles

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • Prepare For Worldwide Compliance

    In today's global business environment, regulatory differences between countries can be a serious cause of extra work, delays and costs. In recognition of this, the United Nations has put forward a model called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to help business cut through these problems. This revolutionary system will eventually become the standard for classification and hazard ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • How Will GHS Affect You?

    Regulatory compliance is a major concern for all of us and this is an especially revolutionary time in terms of environmental health and safety compliance. The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is the hot topic of discussion, both domestically and internationally. SiteHawk recently attended the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) hosted teleconference discussing the United ...


    By SiteHawk

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Strategies for Selecting an SDS Authoring Solution - New Regulations and Requirements Add Complexity

    Effective, compliant, and up-to-date hazard communication documents, especially Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), are a global requirement and a critical centerpiece for effective product stewardship practices throughout the product life cycle. Unfortunately, tracking international chemical regulatory guidelines and providing accurate and compliant hazard communication has never been more complex. The ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 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.

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #2

    Yesterday we talked about changes to injury and illness recordkeeping rules. Here's the next issue in our Top 5: 2. Revised hazard communication standard: OSHA will be reworking its hazard communication standard (HCS) to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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

  • Global Regulatory Update for October 2015

    AUSTRALIA NICNAS Will Publish Reforms Implementation Plan Consultation Paper And Consultation Workshops: The October 6, 2015, issue of The NICNAS Bulletin includes an item on the National Industrial ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA gives Enforcement Update on HCS 2012

    At the Fall meeting of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) held on September 30, 2014 Mr. Sven Rundman with the Directorate of Enforcement Programs for OSHA gave an Enforcement Overview of the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012). He began by breaking down the number of OSHA inspections conducted from December 1, 2013 through September 1, 2014. This period marks the ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • Ecolab streamlines worldwide product compliance and boosts productivity with global SDS authoring

    With sales of $6 billion and more than 26,000 associates, Ecolab is a global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection products and services. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. Ecolab operates in nearly 70 countries and has more than 50 state-of-the-art ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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)

  • Enhesa flash - global ehs compliance assurance

    Regulating endocrine disrupting chemicalsA success story? Are you aware of which substances are classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC)? Do you carry out any operations involving EDC? These are the types of questions that are being considered by many companies in light of significant consumer, government and industry concern for EDC. In order to further delve into this ...

  • GHS Label Requirements

    While the initial December 1, 2013 training deadline for the revised Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) has come and gone, companies are still responsible for providing employees with on-going safety data sheets and GHS label training.  With this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to provide a recap of the six elements that are now required on a GHS label. In conjunction with ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Managing hazardous chemicals in compliance with legal requirements: Greater availability of data - Case Study

    On June 1, 2015, the statuary transition period for the complete switchover to the new criteria of the Hazardous Substances Ordinance (GefStoffV) according to CLP Regulation expired. Now the new classification and labeling system has taken effect and must be correctly applied to the occupational management of hazardous chemicals. Since 2012, the IT service and software provider DATEV eG has been ...


    By Quentic GmbH

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