HazCom 101


No matter what line of work you’re in, there are chemicals all around you, working to make your job easier, more effective, or less dangerous. Refrigerants keep food from spoiling, bleach is a very effective cleaner, and petroleum products are used in everything from lubricants to insulation to heating. These are just a few examples of chemicals most people are likely to be familiar with, but they each demonstrate a crucial point: Though common and …

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What is GHS?

what is ghs

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a method developed by the United Nations for communicating chemical hazards. Adopted by companies and institutions all over the world, GHS works to create a universal standard for hazard communication. Under this system, chemical containers must all display a specific label with a corresponding safety data sheet. This information helps facilitate the safe shipping and use of hazardous substances. Before GHS, inconsistencies in …

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