Changes to hazardous substances regulations – here’s what you need to know
The 2-year transition period from the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling is now in its final months.
The new GHS 7 assigns classifications to a hazardous substance based on its:
- physical hazards (such as flammability)
- human health hazards (such as acute toxicity)
- environmental hazards (such as whether it is hazardous to the aquatic environment)
What this means for you
You will need to ensure that your SDS, packaging, and labelling of substances have been updated to reflect the new classes or you are in the process of updating. This can be done by reaching out to the supplier or manufacturer of substances.