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GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF CHEMICALS (GHS)

UPDATED | JUNE 1, 2015 | DEADLINE by which all U.S. chemical manufacturers and importers (and some distributors and employers) are required to implement the new chemical labelling and SDS standards in accordance with the HCS HazCom 2012 Final Rule.

**NEW** Interim Rule issued by D.O.L. Read it here: HCS Guide

Side By Side Comparison of HCS 1994 & HCS 2012

Safety Sign Company is ready to assist you with all of your GHS compliance requirements.  We offer a wide selection of standard pictogram labels available for same day shipping.  Need something more specific?  You can order customized GHS compliant labels to specifically meet your facility's own labelling needs.  In addition, we have the current standards manual ("Purple Book") and research links for your convenience.  Questions?  Call us for more information: (800) 992-1177.

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GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM "PURPLE BOOK"

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New Fifth Revised Edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) contains current, comprehensive information on the single, globally harmonized system, adopted by governments worldwide. The GHS system is designed to protect people from the mismanagement of chemicals, to classify chemicals according to their specific hazards, and to create a universally understandable pictogram-based labeling system.

The Fifth Edition includes:

  • New hazard categories for chemically unstable gases and non-flammable aerosols.
  • Expanded explanation of precautionary statements.
  • Further clarification of criteria to reduce misinterpretation.
  • 536 pages.
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CUSTOM PRINTED GHS DURAPRESS VINYL PRESS-ON LABELS

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GHS PICTOGRAM LABELS

 

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The information contained on this page and on this website is intended for general informational purposes only and is not to be relied on as specific legal or compliance advice. Always consult your safety and legal directors to ensure that you are in full compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal safety requirements.