Resource Center

Please find a list of helpful resources below. Information is listed by country and subject, covering general chemical regulations, REACH and GHS.

A Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) – The Purple Book is the industry standard reference for GHS.

United States

OSHA GHS Portal:
http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/global.html
GHS – OSHA HCS Comparison Document:
http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghoshacomparison.html

EPA:
http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/international/globalharmon.htm

US DOT:
http://hazmat.dot.gov/regs/intl/globharm.htm

 

Canada

According to the latest releases by the Government of Canada, Canada will adopt GHS on or before December 1st 2014

Canada Bill C-31

Canada Gazette I: August 9th 2014 release

 

Europe

EUR:LEX Access to European Law
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html?locale=en

UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe:
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html

REACH and GHS
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/reach/ghs_en.htm

REACH
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/reach/docs/ghs/ ghs_sc_note_transition_period_final.pdf

Irelands Health and Safety Authority:
http://www.hsa.ie/eng/

 

Global: World information

What is REACH: European Commission:

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/reach/index_en.htm

UNITAR:

http://www.unitar.org/chemicals-and-waste-management-at-unitar

GHS  Timeline:
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/implementation_e.html

OECD, Chemicals Classification and Labelling:
http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/risk-management/classificationandlabellingofchemicals.htm

ILO, International Labour Organization (Safework):
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/ghs/

 

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