Since June 2015, OHSA instigated U.S. manufacturers' compliance with a Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, ensuring the safe production, transport, handling, use and disposal of hazardous materials both locally and internationally.
GHS, developed by the United Nations, is meant to be a logical and comprehensive approach to communicate Safety Data:
i. Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals (although environmental hazards are outside OSHA’s jurisdiction)
ii. Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria
iii. Communicating hazard information in a prescribed and uniform way on labels and safety data sheets