November 1, 2013
GHS stands for Globally Harmonized System for
classifying and labeling chemicals. GHS is a
system that defines and classif...
GHS will groups hazards in three ways:
Physical Hazards
Flammable and reactive materials.

Health Hazards
Materials which ...
Flame

Flammables
Pyrophorics
Self-heating
Emits flammable gas
Self-reactives
Organic Peroxides

Flame over Circle
Oxidize...
Health Hazard

Carcinogen
Mutagenicity
Reproductive Toxicity
Respiratory Sensitizer
Target Organ Toxicity
Aspiration Toxic...
Gas Cylinder

Gases Under Pressure

Corrosion

Skin Corrosion/Burns
Eye Damage
Corrosive to Metals

Environment

Aquatic T...
There are two signal words in the GHS system

Danger and Warning
These signal words are used to communicate
the level of h...
GHS will result in all SDS’s having the same 16 sections in a uniform format
Section 1, Identification includes product id...
Identify Hazards
and

Work Safely
For more information about GHS, visit
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghs.html
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  1. 1. November 1, 2013
  2. 2. GHS stands for Globally Harmonized System for classifying and labeling chemicals. GHS is a system that defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and Safety Data Sheets, or SDSs. The goal is that the same set of rules for classifying hazards, and the same format and content for labels and safety data sheets (SDS) will be adopted and used around the world.
  3. 3. GHS will groups hazards in three ways: Physical Hazards Flammable and reactive materials. Health Hazards Materials which can harm human health Environmental Hazards Materials which can harm aquatic life or the ozone layer.
  4. 4. Flame Flammables Pyrophorics Self-heating Emits flammable gas Self-reactives Organic Peroxides Flame over Circle Oxidizers Exploding Bomb Explosives Self-reactives Organic Peroxides
  5. 5. Health Hazard Carcinogen Mutagenicity Reproductive Toxicity Respiratory Sensitizer Target Organ Toxicity Aspiration Toxicity Skulls and Crossbones Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic) Exclamation Mark Irritant (skin and eye) Skin Sensitizer Acute Toxicity Narcotic Effects Respiratory Tract Irritant Hazardous to Ozone Layer
  6. 6. Gas Cylinder Gases Under Pressure Corrosion Skin Corrosion/Burns Eye Damage Corrosive to Metals Environment Aquatic Toxicity
  7. 7. There are two signal words in the GHS system Danger and Warning These signal words are used to communicate the level of hazard on both the label and the SDS. The appropriate signal word to use is set out by the classification system. For example, the signal word for Self-heating substances and mixtures, Category 1 is Danger while Warning is used for the less serious Category 2.
  8. 8. GHS will result in all SDS’s having the same 16 sections in a uniform format Section 1, Identification includes product identifier; manufacturer or distributor name, address, phone number; emergency phone number; recommended use; restrictions on use. Section 2, Hazard(s) identification includes all hazards regarding the chemical; required label elements. Section 3, Composition/information on ingredients includes information on chemical ingredients; trade secret claims. Section 4, First-aid measures includes important symptoms/ effects, acute, delayed; required treatment. Section 5, Fire-fighting measures lists suitable extinguishing techniques, equipment; chemical hazards from fire. Section 6, Accidental release measures lists emergency procedures; protective equipment; proper methods of containment and cleanup. Section 7, Handling and storage lists precautions for safe handling and storage, including incompatibilities. Section 8, Exposure controls/personal protection lists OSHA's Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs); Threshold Limit Values (TLVs); appropriate engineering controls; personal protective equipment (PPE). Section 9, Physical and chemical properties lists the chemical's characteristics. Section 10, Stability and reactivity lists chemical stability and possibility of hazardous reactions. Section 11, Toxicological information includes routes of exposure; related symptoms, acute and chronic effects; numerical measures of toxicity. Section 12, Ecological information* Section 13, Disposal considerations* Section 14, Transport information* Section 15, Regulatory information* Section 16, Other information, includes the date of preparation or last revision.
  9. 9. Identify Hazards and Work Safely For more information about GHS, visit https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghs.html

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