|sixth revised - 2015
Edizione originale in lingua inglese della sesta edizione (2015) del sistema mondiale armonizzato di classificazione ed etichettatura delle sostanze chimiche (GHS)
Known as The "Purple Book". Revisions include new provisions for the allocation of hazard statements and for the labelling of small packagings, two new sub-categories for respiratory and skin sensitization, the revision of the classification criteria for long-term hazards (chronic toxicity) to the aquatic environment, and a new hazard class for substances and mixtures hazardous to the ozone layer.
When implemented, the GHS will:
Enhance the protection of human health and the environment by providing an internationally comprehensible system for hazard communication; provide a recognised framework for those countries without an existing system;
reduce the need for testing and evalutation of chemicals; and
facilitate international trade in chemicals whose hazards have been properly assessed and identified on an international basis