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Globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS).

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2011
Imprint:
4th rev. ed. - New York : United Nations, 2011.
Format:
  • Book
  • vi, 561 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Title Variation:
GHS
Note:
"ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.4." "Sales No. E.11.II.E.6"--T.p. verso. "This publication has been prepared by the Secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe"--P. iv.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Purpose, scope and application of the GHS
  • Definitions and abbreviations
  • Classification of hazardous substances and mixtures
  • Hazard communication : labelling
  • Hazard communication : safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Physical hazards
  • Explosives
  • Flammable gases (including chemically unstable gases)
  • Aerosols
  • Oxidizing gases
  • Gases under pressure
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids
  • Self-reactive substances and mixtures
  • Pyrophoric liquids
  • Pyrophoric solids
  • Self-heating substances and mixtures
  • Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
  • Oxidizing liquids
  • Oxidizing solids
  • Organic peroxides
  • Corrosives to metals
  • Health hazards
  • Acute toxicity
  • Skin corrosion/irritation
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation
  • Respiratory or skin sensitization
  • Germ cell mutagenicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Reproductive toxicity
  • Specific target organ toxicity : single exposure
  • Specific target organ toxicity : repeated exposure
  • Aspiration hazard
  • Environmental hazards
  • Hazardous to the aquatic environment
  • Hazardous to the ozone layer.
Summary:
The 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 GHS also provides a basis for harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals at national, regional and worldwide level, an important factor also for trade facilitation. This fourth revised edition of the GHS contains various new or revised provisions concerning, inter alia, new hazard categories for chemically unstable gases and non-flammable aerosols; further rationalization of precautionary statements, and further clarification of some of the criteria to avoid differences in their interpretation.--Publisher's description.
Contributor:
United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe. Secretariat.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9789211170429
9211170427
9789210547451
9210547454

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