WHAT EXACTLY DOES GHS STAND FOR?

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The Global Harmonization System (GHS) is a worldwide standardized approach to hazard communication, which is supported by the United Nations and regulatory agencies around the globe, including OSHA and Health Canada. In short, GHS can be summarized into three main components:


Standardized hazard definitions and symbols

Standardized MSDS format and content

Standardized hazard warnings and symbols on container labels



Thus, if you are a chemical manufacturer, you will likely need to re-author your MSDSs into the GHS format and ensure all labels meet the GHS requirements. MSDSonline is positioned with skilled authoring professionals on staff to help your organization smoothly transition to GHS without putting unnecessary strain on your resources.

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