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GHS & CLP comparison

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), addresses classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at ensuring that information on physical hazards and toxicity from chemicals be available in order to enhance the protection of human health and the environment during the handling, transport and use of these chemicals.

The first edition of the GHS was published in 2003. The first revised edition of the GHS (GHS Rev.1) was published in 2005, the second revised edition of the GHS was published in July 2007. The third revised edition of the GHS (published in July 2009) takes into account all these amendments which concern, inter alia: new provisions for the allocation of hazard statements and for the labelling of small packagings; two new sub-categories for respiratory and skin sensitization; the revision of the classification criteria for long-term hazards (chronic toxicity) to the aquatic environment; and a new hazard class for substances and mixtures hazardous to the ozone layer.

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling consistent with the building block approach, countries are free to determine which of the building blocks will be applied in different parts of their systems. However, where a system covers something that is in the GHS, and implements the GHS, that coverage should be consistent. The European Union during implementation of GHS decided to use building blocks approach and not implement all hazard categories in CLP regulation. Below in the table, there are indicated differences in hazard class/categories between GHS and CLP regulation.      

 

GHS

CLP regulation

Flammable liquids: hazard category 1, 2, 3, 4

Flammable liquids: hazard category 1, 2, 3

Acute toxicity (health): hazard category 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Acute toxicity (health): hazard category 1, 2, 3, 4

Skin corrosion/irritation: hazard category 1, 2, 3

Skin corrosion/irritation: hazard category 1, 2

Serious eye damage/eye irritation: hazard category 1, 2A, 2B

Serious eye damage/eye irritation: hazard category 1, 2

Respiratory or skin sensitization: hazard category 1A, 1B

Respiratory or skin sensitization: hazard category 1

Aspiration toxicity: category 1, 2

Aspiration toxicity: category 1

Hazardous to the aquatic environment (acute toxicity): category 1, 2, 3

Hazardous to the aquatic environment (acute toxicity): category 1

 

More information about GHS can be found on the following website: http://www.unece.org.
 

 

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