GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations in 1992 and was designed to replace the various classification and labeling standards used in different countries. The hope is that GHS will provide consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level and ensure the safe production, transport, handling, use, and disposal of hazardous materials.
Two important ways businesses must meet GHS rules:
- Have proper GHS labels on hazardous chemicals
Have SDS (Safety Data Sheets) binders available to record safety data and safety incidents
We offer a great GHS label for secondary containers that simplifies the process of migrating your chemicals over to secondary containers—a source of fines and citations that affect more and more businesses as OSHA begins to check for GHS compliance.
We offer SDS binders in both English and Spanish and GHS-SDS training kits, all of which are designed to help optimize your facility-wide GHS-SDS system. We also carry a wide variety of SDS signs, racks, and stands to make sure your SDS location is clearly labeled and capable of storing binders, safety manuals, training books, and more. Most of our SDS materials are available in English, Spanish, and French Canadian.
Check out our resource center for more information on GHS.