GHS Services

KMK Regulatory Services offers expert understanding of GHS legislation and GHS compliance services for easy transitioning of your safety data sheets and labels. Contact us to learn how to become GHS-compliant–on time.

Important Changes to Safety Data Sheets and Labels for GHS Compliance

OSHA adopted the GHS framework in North America in March 2012. The objective for hazard communication under GHS is to develop a harmonized hazard communication system including labelling and Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) based on GHS classification criteria. Under the GHS framework, there will be important changes to existing SDS and labels. Certain important elements of the SDS have been changed under GHS. GHS also requires specific changes to harmonize labels including the following; new hazard pictograms, signal words and hazard statements, precautionary statements and pictograms, product identifiers and supplier identification. The new GHS SDS will now be known as simply the Safety Data Sheet or “SDS” and it will have a new, 16 point format as follows:

1. Identification
2. Hazard(s) identification
3. Composition/information on ingredients
4. First-aid measures
5. Fire-fighting measures
6. Accidental release measures
7. Handling and storage
8. Exposure controls/personal protection

9. Physical and chemical properties
10. Stability and reactivity
11. Toxicological information
12. Ecological information
13. Disposal considerations
14. Transport information
15. Regulatory information
16. Other information

New CLP Hazard Symbols