GHS

Hazard Communication Update

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) has recently updated its campus hazard communication program to be in line with the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Program.  The Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to provide information regarding chemicals in the workplace.  Information can be found in the form of container labels and Safety Data Sheets.  The recent update also pulls the UNH program in line with the requirements of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals. 

Globally Harmonized System of Hazard Communication

On March 20, 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Hazard Communication Standard to align the regulation with the provisions of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  These changes will impact all users of hazardous chemicals at UNH.  GHS is an international, standardized approach to hazard communication.  The introduction of this new system ensures that chemical users worldwide will understand the labeling and hazards associated with chemicals.  The intent of GHS is to ensure hazard classifi

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