Dealing with labeling regulations: International GHS variants [Video]

by Maureen Perroni, on December 6, 2017

Welcome back to the Loftware blog. Today, we're discussing the important process of labeling potentially harmful substances.

The Globally Harmonized System, despite the international promise of its name, can be applied in different ways by various countries' authorities.

GHS pictograms are designed to be instantly recognizable around the world, but governments that use the system are able to specify the exact formatting of warning labels on chemical packages. Dealing with this variation calls for focus from chemical producers and flexible labeling systems.

The increasing use of international labeling standards including the GHS has advantages for individuals working with chemicals. Manufacturers can't let the presence of these universal rules make them complacent in their labeling, however.

Thanks for watching. We'll be back soon with more industrial labeling insights.