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Document ID (ISN)101646
CIS number 03-822
ISBN(s) 92-1-116840-6 (En); 92-1-216463-3 (fr)
Year 2003
Convention or series no. ST/SG/AC.10/30
Title Globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS)
Original title Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) [in French]
Bibliographic information United Nations, Sales Section, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 2003. 443p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price : USD 80.00.
Internet access http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/officialtext_f.html [in French]
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_text-pdf/TOCe.pdf [in English]
Abstract This document describes the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS). Following an introduction defining the purpose, scope and application, the classification criteria and the hazard communication elements (labelling and safety data sheets) as well as a glossary of the terms and abbreviation used, the harmonized classification criteria and hazard communication elements are given for 16 physical hazards and 10 health and environmental hazards. In addition, guidance is included in the document to assist countries and organizations in the development of tools for implementation of the GHS.
Descriptors (primary) UN; labelling; classification; hazard identification; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) mutagens; antifertility effects; corrosive substances; irritants; carcinogens; spontaneous combustion; sensitization; explosive substances; flammable substances; pyrophoric substances; ecotoxicology; glossary; teratogens
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUN
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Classification and labelling of chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures