GHS Labels

GHS Labels Globally Harmonised System Labels, The GHS is a single worldwide system for classifying and communicating the hazardous properties of industrial and consumer chemicals. GHS sits alongside the UN ‘Transport of Dangerous Goods’ system.

The UN brought together experts from different countries to create the GHS with the aim to have, worldwide, the same: criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health, environmental and physical hazards; and hazard communication requirements for labelling and safety data sheets.

The UN GHS is not a formal treaty, but instead is a non-legally binding international agreement. Therefore countries (or trading blocks) must create local or national legislation to implement the GHS.