Overview



    GHS Introduction


    GHS full name Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, meaning "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals". In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environmental Development (UNCED) and the International Chemical Safety Forum (IFCS) adopted a resolution recommending that countries conduct international coordination of chemical classification labels to reduce the harm of chemicals to humans and the environment, while reducing chemistry. Transnational trade must comply with the costs of different labeling regulations in each country. The system document was adopted by the United Nations in 2003 and officially announced, and requires countries to adopt legislation to implement GHS before 2008. The first revision was made in 2005 and is updated every two years. The current version is the seventh revision in 2017. The primary obligation to respond to global GHS is to provide SDS and labels that comply with local regulatory language and regulatory requirements.
     
    GHS Compliance Obligation


    According to the GHS system of each country, fulfill the GHS compliance obligations as required, and provide SDS and labels in accordance with local regulatory language and regulatory requirements. Take China as an example. For hazardous chemical producers and importers, the main GHS compliance obligations are:

    1. Register hazardous chemicals in accordance with the requirements of the Regulations on the Safety Management of Hazardous Chemicals and update them in a timely manner.
    2. Provided in accordance with the national standard GB/T 16483-2008 "chemical safety technical specification content and project sequence" and GB/T 17519-2013 Chemical Safety Data Sheet Compilation Guide for SDS and National Standard GB 15258-2009 Chemical Safety Label Preparation Regulations for chemical safety labels.


    Compliance with EU GHS labeling and SDS production


    ²  EU CLP: REGULATION (EC) No 1272/2008

    Compliance with China GHS label and SDS production



    ²  China GHS: GB/T 16483-2008, GB/T 17519-2013 and GB 15258-2009




    SDS and label production in line with US GHS


    ²  US GHS: HAZCOM 2012

    SDS and label production in line with Korea GHS


    ²  Korea GHS: MOEL NO.2016-19, NIER NO.2014-45

    Hazardous chemical registration


    Identification process:




    Registration process:


    Compliance with Taiwan GHS label and SDS production


    ² Taiwan GHS: CNS 15030

    Compliance with Thai GHS label and SDS production


    ²  Thailand GHS: B.E.2555

    Compliance with Japan GHS label and SDS production


    ²  Japan GHS: JIS Z 7252-2014, JIS Z 7253-2012


    Compliance with Canadian GHS labeling and SDS production


    ² Canada GHS: WHIMIS 2.0