Labeling Compliance

Labeling and GHS compliance – What you need to know

Ten years after the United Nations agreed to institute a standardized system for hazardous chemical categorizing, documenting, and labeling, we are on the cusp of OSHA publishing the first official pronouncement about GHS.  Since pronouncement precedes enforcement, this is a good time to start getting up to speed on what is happening and how it can impact your business. What is GHS and where did it come from? In 2003 the United Nations Economic and Social Council adopted a globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals commonly known as GHS.  The actual documentation of GHS (i.e. the Purple …