How can I properly create GHS labels?

If you use GHS in your facility it is critical that you know how to create the labels that you need to remain in compliance. This is even more important if you operate in the United States or another country where GHS standards are mandatory. Creating or attaining GHS labels is quite easy and can … Read more

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How can I make my own GHS labels?

Any facility that uses GHS will need to have easy access to labels that depict the GHS pictograms. These labels will be used on all containers used to store hazardous chemicals, any shipping boxes or trucks, and other areas where these chemicals are used. Fortunately, it is a simple process to create your own GHS … Read more

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How is GHS implemented?

Industries around the world use a wide-range of different chemicals to create products and accomplish other tasks. Many of these chemicals have properties that can make them very dangerous if not stored, shipped, and used properly. Given the fact that companies from around the world often work together to use, store, and ship these chemicals, … Read more

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How many hazard groups are there in GHS?

The GHS system is used to identify specific hazards associated with various chemicals that are used in different industries. The hazards are identified using nine different pictograms, each of which are associated with a different type of risk. A chemical will be labeled with one or more of these pictograms to make it easy for … Read more

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Can GHS pictograms be black and white?

The GHS system uses a series of nine pictograms that represent different types of hazards that are present when using different types of chemicals. When buying, selling, storing, shipping, or using any type of hazardous chemical it is important to label the containers or other items with the proper pictograms. The pictograms are printed in … Read more

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What are GHS codes?

When most people think of the GHS system, they think of the various pictograms representing different hazards. While that is certainly the most well-known aspect of GHS, it is really just the beginning. GHS also includes standards and information about hazard statements, signal words, and more. One very important part of the GHS system are … Read more

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What are GHS physical hazards?

In the GHS system it is important to be aware of all the different hazards that exist in a given chemical or solution. One of the most common hazards is the physical hazard, which is used for chemicals and mixtures where there are dangers that can cause physical damage. This would include explosions, fires, and … Read more

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When are GHS Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Required?

In the GHS system most of the focus is put on creating simple labels that include easy to understand pictograms so that people know what hazards are present at just a glance. This is important so that people from around the world will recognize the hazards and be able to respond quickly. While this is … Read more

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What are GHS signal words?

The GHS standard primarily uses pictograms to convey information about hazards related to chemicals. It is used around the world, which is why the pictograms are much more important than words or other methods of communication. That being said, GHS does have two signal words that can be used to help provide emphasis and inform … Read more

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What is the GHS format?

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is a globally recognized standard for identifying various hazardous chemicals. It is used whenever storing, transporting, or acquiring any type of chemical that presents a danger to employees, a facility, the environment, or other areas. In addition, any container or machine using these chemicals … Read more

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