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GHS is the new Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals. GHS came into effect in 2015 and gradually phased out the existing orange and black CHIP regulation by 2017. The ..
A corrosive substance is any substance that will dissolve or damage other materials/substances when it comes in contact. Corrosive materials cause chemical burns, a distinct type of tissue damage. Ens..
The Environmental Hazard GHS symbol should be used when a substance has the ability to cause acute or chronic hazards to aquatic life / the aquatic environment. GHS is the new Globally Harmonized Syst..
An explosive substance is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion if released suddenly. Ensuring substances that are deemed explosive are co..
A flammable substance is any element (gas, liquid, solid) which ignites more easily than other materials. Flammable substances include, but are not limited to: Petrol, Diesel, Ethanol, Methanol, Aceto..
The Health Hazard GHS symbol should be used when a substance can cause respiratory sensitivity, germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, specific organ toxicity following single or repeated exposure, ..
An irritant is any substance which causes skin/eye irritation or sensitivity side effects due to inhalation, consumption or skin contact. Ensure substances with such side effects are correctly signed...
An oxidiser or oxidising agent is a substance that can cause or contribute to the combustion of other material. Ensuring substances that are oxidisers are clearly signed ensures they don't come into c..
A toxic substance is any substance which causes irritation, sensitivity or narcotic side effects due to inhalation, consumption or skin contact. Ensure substances with adverse side effects are correct..
Advise and remind staff and visitors of the meaning of the most common hazard symbols likely to be seen on packaging to ensure they are aware of potential risks
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This double sided pocket guide advises employees of the meaning of the most common GHS symbols and their CHIP and CoSHH equivalents
The pocket guide says: The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of clas..