Aids to working with the EU GHS Regulation

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Pictogram: hazardous to health

GHS of the United Nations

The United Nations' "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)" forms the basis for the harmonization worldwide of regulations for the classification and labelling of hazardous substances and hazardous goods, and for the worldwide harmonization of the national and regional systems for classification and labelling:

EU GHS

The UN GHS is a recommendation which must be implemented by the individual countries with binding force. In the EU, the GHS has been introduced with binding force in the form of an EU Regulation which came into force on 20 January 2009.

GHS Regulation


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Logo of BAuA-Helpdesks
Source: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

GHS-Helpdesk and further assistance concerning the GHS Regulation


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Cover of the brochure from the VCI
Source: Verband der chemischen Industrie

Brochures on the GHS

Poster on the GHS


Basic document and regulation

UN-GHS ("Purple Book“) in its 6th revised edtion (2015)
GHS Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (consolidated version)

Contact:

Dr Thomas Smola

Division 1: Information technology, Risk management

Tel: +49 30 13001 3140
Fax: +49 30 13001 38001