The target audiences for GHS include workers, transport workers, emergency responders and consumers. Classification of the hazards of chemicals according to the GHS rules: GHS provides guidance on classifying pure chemicals and mixtures according to its criteria or rules. Communication of the hazards and precautionary information using Safety Data Sheets and labels: Labels – With the GHS system, certain information will appear on the label.
For example, the chemical identity may be required.
- To enhance innovation in and the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
- To promote the use of alternative methods for the assessment of the hazardous properties of substances e.g.
- To make the people who place chemicals on the market (manufacturers and importers responsible for understanding and managing the risks associated with their use.) - To allow the free movement of substances on the EU market.
Intertek offers its customers end-to-end solutions for authoring and updating safety data sheets for REACH compliance.
The European Union’s complex REACH (Registration, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals - 1907/2006/EC) Regulation was implemented to control the use of hazardous substances in the EU market to protect human health and the environment.
One component of the REACH Regulation is the requirement for safety data sheets, intended for hazard communication with the entire supply chain of the physico-chemical data, potential hazards, and procedures for safe use of chemicals.
Annex II of the REACH Regulation provides the detailed requirements and format for safety data sheets for substances and mixtures.