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Document ID (ISN)105023
CIS number 06-680
ISBN(s) 92-1-116927-5
Year 2005
Convention or series no. ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.1
Title Globally harmonized system of classification of chemicals (GHS)
Original title Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) [in French]
Sistema Globalmente Armonizado de clasificación y etiquetado de productos químicos (SGA) [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information United Nations, Sales and Marketing Section, Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, rev. ed, 2005. 537p. Illus. Bibl. ref. Price: USD 95.00.
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Abstract This document describes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), developed through cooperation between the ILO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations. Following an introduction defining the purpose, scope and application of the GHS, this guide sets out the classification criteria and hazard communication elements (symbol, signal word, hazard statement) for 16 physical hazards, 10 health hazards and environmental hazards along with guidance on making a classification. This first revised edition of the GHS contains revised provisions concerning classification and labelling, new provisions for aspiration hazards and new guidance on the use of precautionary statements and pictograms and on the preparation of safety data sheets.
Descriptors (primary) UN; labelling; chemical products; physical hazards; health hazards; classification; hazard identification
Descriptors (secondary) mutagens; sensitization; corrosive substances; irritants; carcinogens; spontaneous combustion; teratogens; explosive substances; flammable substances; pyrophoric substances; caustic substances; ecotoxicology; aspiration toxicity; glossary; antifertility effects
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