UL - The WERCS

GHS – Hazards nnt covered

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GHS – Hazards Not Covered delves deep into the challenge of communicating other hazards which are not classified into specified hazard classes under the GHS.

It begins by looking briefly at what classes of hazards are covered by the GHS – and study the cases where local governments or competent authorities have adopted hazard classes that go beyond those set up in the UN model guidelines into their GHS regulations; then shares the effect of these ‘extra building blocks’ adopted locally – making the “other hazards” variable from country to country.

In spite of not being addressed in the United Nations’ model GHS, many hazards not otherwise classified pose significant and probably risks such as dust explosions or generation of toxic gases on contact with acids. Companies that are required to communicate such hazards because they place products into markets that have included these in their regulations face an increased burden of responsibility to communicate the “known” hazards in other countries where they are not specifically addressed by regulations or guidance.

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