What do the new OSHA GHS regulations mean?

GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of all chemicals, including water treatment products. GHS is promoted by the United Nations, and was designed to be a logical and comprehensive approach to:

  • Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals;
  • Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria; and
  • Communicating hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS formerly known as MSDS).

OSHA has modified the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to adopt GHS and has established phase-in dates for compliance. Guardian IPCO will continue to work on label and SDS updates in order to meet the June 1, 2015 deadline. By the December 1, 2015 deadline, all of our products will be in compliance with the GHS format.

For more information on GHS, you can access the entire standard by clicking the link below, or you may contact us for more information at info@guardian-ipco.com.