Mandate

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
Mandate* of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS

 

The functions of Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (SCEGHS) are to:

(a)

Act as custodian of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), managing and giving direction to the harmonization process;

(b)

Keep the system up to date, as necessary, considering the need to introduce changes to ensure its continued relevance and practical utility, and determining the need for and timing of the updating of technical criteria, while working with existing bodies, as appropriate;

(c)

Promote understanding and use of the system and encourage feedback;

(d)

Make the system available for worldwide use and application;

(e)

Make guidance available on the application of the system, and on the interpretation and use of technical criteria to support consistency of application;

(f)

Prepare work programmes and submit recommendations to the Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (CETDGGHS).

 

 

The Sub-Committee is under the Committee CETDGGHS which deals with strategic issues. Both the Committee and the Sub-Committee are ECOSOC subsidiary bodies.

* According to Resolution 1999/65 as in E/1999/INF/2/Add.3