GHS Effective Dates GHS Signs & Products GHS Training

GHS Effective Dates


GHS pictogram exploding GHS pictogram exploding


GHS pictogram corrosion GHS pictogram corrosion

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GHS pictogram skull and crossbones GHS pictogram skull and crossbones


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GHS pictogram health hazard GHS pictogram health hazard

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December 1, 2013


Employers must train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format

June 1, 2015


Chemical manufacteres, importers, distributors and employers must comply with all modified provisions of this rule, except:



December 1, 2015


The distributor shall not ship containers labeled by the chimical manufacturer or importer unless it is a GHS label

June 1, 2016

Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards


During the transition period until effective dates noted above; chemical manufacteres, importers, distributors and employers may comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (the final standard), or the current standard, or both.

What is GHS?