GHS (Rev.4) (2011)

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Fourth revised edition


Copyright © United Nations, 2011
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Foreword and table of contents

Part 1:

Part 2:
Physical hazards  

Part 3:
Health hazards  

Part 4:
Environmental hazards 


Annex 1:
Allocation of label elements  

Annex 2:
Classification and labelling summary tables  

Annex 3:
Codification of hazard statements, codification and use of precautionary statements and examples of precautionary pictograms 

Annex 4:
Guidance on the preparation of Safety Data Sheets  

Annex 5:
Consumer product labelling based on the likelihood of injury  

Annex 6:
Comprehensibility testing methodology  

Annex 7:
Examples of arrangements of the GHS label elements  

Annex 8:
An example of classification in the Globally Harmonized Systems  

Annex 9:
Guidance on hazards to the aquatic environment  

Annex 10:
Guidance on transformation/dissolution of metals and metal compounds