Globally Harmonized System - GHS

Formpak software can help manage the requirements of the Globally Harmonized System, by producing compliant Safety Data Sheets and labels in multiple languages.

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) lays down a globally agreed method for classifying chemicals and mixtures based on their hazards. It also discusses how the hazard and safety information should be communicated on labels and in safety data sheets.

GHS is aspirational, not compulsory, and has a building block approach. Different global regions have adopted GHS in slightly different ways, including regional versions such as European CLP and USA OSHA.

Formpak GHS activities

Formpak activities will continue to be focussed in three main areas:

  • - Understanding the legislation in great detail, monitoring new guidance and determining how this impacts customers

  • - Implementing software solutions within the Formpak system to enable customers to manage the changing requirements seamlessly, including:
    • Communication of safety information through labels
    • Safety data sheets

  • - Being a direct resource for customers on legislation matters, supporting industry by participation in technical committees and informing the wider community by giving talks at seminars