What is GHS? Quick Facts about the Globally Harmonized System

What is the GHS? GHS stands for the United Nations Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals. GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels having GHS Pictograms and safety data sheets (SDS for short). Some people incorrectly refer to this as Global Harmonization System, but the official term is Globally Harmonized System. This short Abhisam Globally Harmonized System whitepaper explains the basics of GHS. What is the history of GHS? Why was the GHS set up? Prior to the introduction of the Globally Harmonized System, there were multiple systems of classification and labeling of chemicals. Every country or region had a different way of classifying the same chemical. Even the hazard symbols used to show that the chemical is flammable or toxic were different. The cost of compliance with multiple systems of classification and labeling was significant. …

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New White Paper on Confined Space Safety published

Alert: For an online, self paced training course on  Confined Space Safety, please see the course . Abhisam is pleased to publish a new white paper on Confined Space Safety. Confined Space Safety hazards They are one of the top workplace hazards today. However, even today the concept of a confined space is very vague, in the minds of workers, as well as their supervisors and managers. OSHA (US Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regularly publishes actual confined space fatality statistics,  that prove that this is an omnipresent hazard in many workplaces, not just the chemical and other process industries. This White paper provides three recent cases from different industries and a checklist that helps identify confined space hazards in your own workplace. The 5 point checklist, can be used to evaluate whether a workplace qualifies as a confined space or not. The White paper also describes three actual incidents …

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