GHS is a unified approach to classifying chemical hazards using GHS pictograms on GHS Labels, GHS Signs, and GHS Posters. This system is designed to:
• Identify health, physical and environmental hazards
• Create a classification process that uses information on chemicals for comparison with the identified hazard measures
• Communicate hazard information, as well as how to protect yourself, which is included on GHS Labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
The purpose of GHS is to make it easy to identify chemicals and potential hazards that are shipped all over the world. All employers must train employees on new GHS label elements and the updated Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format.