The English full text of the United Nations GHS (8th Revised Edition) is here!

Time:2019-10-22 Source:CNCIC
The first edition of the United Nations GHS was released in 2003 and revised every two years. A few days ago, the full text of the 8th revised edition (English and French) has been released. As for the main content of the revision, we have analyzed in the previous article, mainly including:
(1) new classification criteria, hazard communication elements, decision logics and guidance for chemicals under pressure;
(2) new provisions for the use of in vitro/ex vivo data and non-test methods to assess skin corrosion and skin irritation;
(3) miscellaneous amendments to clarify the classification criteria for Specific Target Organ Toxicity;
(4) revised and further rationalized precautionary statements and an editorial revision of Sections 2 and 3 of Annex 3;
(5) new examples of precautionary pictograms to convey the precautionary statement “Keep out reach of children”;
(6) a new example in Annex 7 addressing labelling of sets or kits; and guidance on the identification of dust explosion hazards and the need for risk assessment, prevention, mitigation, and hazard communication.

The revision of GHS will make the existing laws and regulations completer and more reasonable, and better adapt to the current industry development situation of industrial products and consumer goods, to play a good role in promoting various countries and regions to actively implement the unified system of globalization.
The following documents is referred for the contents of the GHS 8th revised edition: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.8)
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