The United Nations has published the 7th revised edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. GHS: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. HCS: Hazard .. requirements. Figure GHS Document (“Purple Book”). The GHS Purple Book provides information for governments concerning Globally Harmonized System (GHS) regulations.
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The UN GHS Purple Book is a guidance document published by the United Nations on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Defines physical, health and environmental hazards of chemicals and harmonizes classification criteria;. How to order the official publication of the GHS To view and download the electronic version of the 7th revised edition of the GHS click on the icon below. The first task of the GHS Sub-Committee was to make the GHS available for The seventh revised edition of the GHS takes account of these amendments which.
What are the classes within the Environmental hazard group? Criteria for classifying chemicals have been developed for the following environmental hazard classes: Hazardous to the aquatic environment acute and chronic. Hazardous to the ozone layer. Where can I get information on the GHS criteria for the different hazard classes? GHS is a dynamic system.
Updated on 18 September It aims at providing a basis for harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals at national, regional and worldwide level, meanwhile, trade facilitation is also an important factor. It is now considered as one of the most important regulations for the import and export of hazardous chemicals around the world. In July , the 7 th revised edition was formally released.
Compared with the 6 th revised edition, the 7 th revised edition is amended in the following aspects: Definitions and Acronyms. Transfer of Hazard Communication: Aspiration hazard category 1. Aspiration hazard category 2.
Update of the Classification Criteria for Flammable Solids. Update of the Definition of Respiratory or Skin Sensitization.
Update of the Definition of Germ Cell Mutagenicity. Amendment of the Annexes. Fold-out labels include front page, text page and back page.
The front page should contain at least: A symbol to inform the user that the label can be opened to illustrate that additional information is available on inside pages is also required. The text page should contain: If more than one language is used on the fold-out label, the country codes or language codes are required.
The back page should contain: Additionally, there are different fold-out labels styles, e.
The use and preparation of precautionary statements were amended. Besides, the latest GHS also added a new example of fold-out labels for small containers. In this way, even if the container is small, the large number of hazard statements assigned to the chemical can be placed on the label.
As the result, the release of the latest GHS will not affect imported products. However, as some countries that have already implemented GHS may also amend relevant GHS regulations and standards to align with the 7 th revised edition.
CIRS warmly reminds that enterprises exporting products to other countries should pay close attention to the GHS systems of the exporting countries. If you have any other questions, please contact us at service cirs-reach. Further Information. Official news.
UN GHS 7th edition. They are required to:. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals.
Its purpose is to provide a logical and comprehensive approach to:. The first step is to classify chemicals and substances based on the standard hazard definitions in the GHS Purple Book. Because in most cases the GHS Purple Book categories are clear and distinct, users can self-classify most chemicals.
A decision tree approach, provided in the GHS Purple Book, helps to simplify the classification process. However, in a few cases the GHS criteria are semi-quantitative, or even qualitative. That means that classifying chemicals that are in those categories generally will require an expert understands the hazards and can interpret the data. The normal classification process involves looking at the intrinsic hazardous properties of substances and mixtures, and following three steps:.
Bridging principles are used to determine the types of hazards that are associated with a substance, when sufficient data is not available. Bridging principles use common sense assumptions structured to minimize risk.
The appropriate bridging principle must be used for the substance being evaluated. Usually only one principle applies, but in some cases two bridging principles may apply to a substance.
However, in a few cases none of the bridging principles apply. When that happens the GHS Purple Book has a procedure for estimating the hazards based on information about the components of the substance.
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Contact Support. My Account. These were: UN Transport Recommendations U. They are required to: Its purpose is to provide a logical and comprehensive approach to: Establishing consistent definitions of the physical, health, and environmental hazards of chemicals.
Create classification processes that use existing chemical data to classify chemicals based on standard hazard criteria.