This guide is designed primarily to support the chemical safety education effort of the Department of Chemistry on the Oakland campus, but it should be useful to anyone working with chemicals at the University of Pittsburgh.
GHS - Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was produced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and adopted by OSHA. It includes nine standard pictograms representing categories of hazards associated with chemical substances. These pictograms are part of the labeling required for chemicals.
Do you know what these symbols mean? Check your knowledge and learn more about the GHS using the resources below.
Current version of the GHS. Part 1, the Introduction, includes a list of Definitions and Abbreviations in Chapter 1.2, pp. 11-15. Other Parts and Annexes include specifics of the classifications of chemical substances and guidance on various topics.