Category Archives: GHS

EU Looks at Including EDCs in the GHS

The EU Commission will examine whether endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be included in the existing international system for classification of chemicals (GHS). That’s the content of a Communication of the Commission (see the fourth bullet on page 12). With the … Continue reading

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Columbia Implements Sixth Edition of GHS

The Columbian Labor Ministry is looking toward mandatory implementation of the sixth edition of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals. It issued a decree to that effect on August 6. The implementation is the … Continue reading

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GHS Mandatory for All OECD States

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has made the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) mandatory for member states and prospective members. The implications of the decision are limited, said Bob Diderichs, director of … Continue reading

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APEC: Barriers to Cross-Border Trade

As part of its annual meeting, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum identified barriers to trading in chemical products and suggested solutions for how the barriers can be overcome. The information comes from the Final Report published by APEC. Barriers … Continue reading

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U.S. Guidelines for Hazard Communication to Be Aligned with GHS Guidelines

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to revise its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 2019 and align it with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals of the United Nations. The United States … Continue reading

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GHS: Why Regulations Aren’t Uniform

In his overview article in CHEManager (German only), KFT director Karl-Franz Torges discusses why no real uniformity exists after 15 years of GHS – even though the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Bans Methylene Chloride from Paint Strippers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has suggested prohibiting the production and use by private persons of paint strippers that contain methylene chloride (also called dichloromethane) and has drafted a corresponding regulation under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control … Continue reading

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