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Global GHS SDSs and Labelling

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What is GHS

GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) is a technical guidance published in 2003 by the United Nations (UN), also referred to as the UN GHS/purple book, which is used to address the classification of chemicals by types of hazard and harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. Now the lastest version is the 9th rev. UN GHS. It aims at providing a basis for harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals at national, regional and worldwide level.

Global GHS Implementation

GHS provides the flexibility to allow countries to adopt the building blocks that they require to meet domestic requirements. There may be differences in categories adopted by different countries. However, the overall information such as label elements (pictograms, signal words, hazard and precautionary statements) are harmonized.

The main areas and countries like Europe Union, US, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, etc. have continuously implemented GHS. In the other words, almost all the industrial countries in the world have implemented GHS or will implement GHS very soon. Even though it is called a "harmonized system", every country or area still has its own specific requirement, such as language or some differences in regulation details.

Areas

Implementation Time

Standards/Regulations

Specific Requirement

China

November 1st   2014

GB 30000.2-29-2013

GB/T 16483-2008

GB/T 17519-2013

Mandatory classification for chemicals listed in the Hazardous chemical inventory (2015). A 24H Emergency Phone Number. Language in Chinese. 

EU

2010.12.1   (Substance)

2015.6.1   (Mixture)

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

Refer to CLP Annex VI for mandatory classification of listed chemicals. Languages of member states are required.

US

2015.6.1

Hazcom 2012

First Aid and  Fire Prevention Information are required on the label. Language in English.

Japan

2017.1.1

JIS Z 7252-2019

JIS Z 7253-2019

Some substances have recommended classifications. Language in Japanese.

Korea

2010.6.30   (Substance)

2013.6.30 (Mixture)

MOEL NO. 2020-130

Refer to mandatory classification list for toxic subtances. Language in Korean

Canada

2015.2.11 (grace   period until 2017.5.31)

WHMIS 2.0

Language in English and French.

Turkey

2015.6.1(Substance)

2016.6.1(Mixture)

CLP-like

Refer to CLP Annex VI.

Brazil

2015.6.1

NBR 14725:2014

Language in Portuguese.

Mexico

Not mandatory

NMX-R-019-SCFI-2011

Language in Spanish.

Malaysia

2015.4.17

CLASS 2013

ICOP 2014

Refer to ICOP 2014 mandatory classification list. Language in English and Malay.

Thailand

2013(Substance)

2017.3.13(Mixture)

B.E.2555

Language in Thai.

Indonesia

2010(Substance)

2017.12.31(Mixture)

Regulation No. 23/M-IND/PER/4/2013

Language in Indonesian

Taiwan

2014.7.3

CNS 15030

Language in Traditional Chinese

Our Services

  • SDS/Label Authoring
  • EUCLP-REGULATION (EC) No 1272/2008
  • China GHS-GB/T 17519-2013&GB/T16483-2008
  • Japan GHS-JIZ Z 7253:2019
  • Korea GHS-MOEL NO.2020-130
  • Taiwan GHS-CNS 15030
  • US GHS- Hazcom 2012
  • Canada GHS- WHMIS 2.0
  • Turkey GHS- SEA No. 28848
  • Brazil GHS- NBR 14725:2014
  • Mexico GHS- NMX-R-019-SCFI-2011
  • Malaysia GHS- CLASS 2013
  • Thailand GHS- B.E. 2555
  • Indonesia GHS- Regulation No. 23/M-IND/PER/4/2013
  • GHS of other countries and areas: Russia, South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, etc.