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Occupational Safety and Health Administration Globally Harmonized System (OSHA GHS)

Definition - What does Occupational Safety and Health Administration Globally Harmonized System (OSHA GHS) mean?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) GHS is a abbreviation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). It is a system of classification and labeling for chemicals.

Safeopedia explains Occupational Safety and Health Administration Globally Harmonized System (OSHA GHS)

OSHA GHS was introduced to harmonize the chemicals for safety and health reasons. The OSHA GHS regulatory system is followed by many countries. The main purposes of the OSHA GHS is to give the details about the environmental hazards of the chemical, while also to create a sort of classification that uses the data available on the chemical to compare with defined hazard criteria. Thirdly, to communicate the hazard information to buyers, sellers, transporters and persons who are involved in disposal of chemicals, also the safety and protective measures, labels and material safety data sheets.

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