Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals standardizes and classified the dangers of chemical based products. It is also responsible for providing health and safety information on safety data sheets (SDS) and on labels.
The aim of the GHS is to maintain similar standards, content and format for the classification of those hazards on labels and SDS across the globe. By maintaining those standards, businesses can get the following benefits:
- A safer work environment and better employee relations
- Increase in efficiency
- Reduction in labor costs due to reduction in accidents and incidents
- Better corporate image
- Enhanced safety for workers via simplified and consistent communications
- Increase in awareness of chemical hazards and how to handle them
- Safer use of chemicals in the workplace.
By ensuring chemical containers are labeled correctly and clearly, you can eliminate a number of hazards in the workplace that may prove fatal.
Learn more about the GHS in one of our HAZWOPER courses.