United Nations GHS Labels
Who Does This Apply To?
These regulations apply to hazardous substances and mixtures used in industrial workplaces.
The primary audiences of GHS are governments and international institutions, but companies and industry professionals may also find that GHS provides useful guidance and context.
Is This Regulation Mandatory?
These regulations are not mandatory but are instead used as a starting point or guidance for many countries in developing their own hazardous chemical regulations. If available, country specific regulations should be given priority over UN GHS regulations. Individual country legislations are often mandatory, and requirements vary from country to country.
What are the risks if a company chooses not to comply?
There are no company risks in choosing not to comply with UN GHS, however, country specific regulations (if available) are mandatory and the penalty for noncompliance varies from country to country. Countries themselves are more so at risk of not having a comprehensive SDS and label program if they do not implement the basics of the UN GHS.
How Can Nexreg Ensure Your Compliance?
We can provide UN GHS SDSs and labels as an option to clients who are selling into jurisdictions which do not have their own country specific compliance. This could be because those countries do not have clear regulatory requirements or their own national regulations implemented yet.