Globally Harmonized Systems
The BASF NA Approach to GHS Compliance
In May 2012 US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) aligned their Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classifi cation and Labeling. The updated Hazard Communication Standard is intended to provide improved quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace and throughout the supply chain, thereby making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals.
Current physical, chemical and toxicological data will be used to classify product hazards per OSHA GHS rules. The communication of OSHA GHS hazards will be provided using standardized North American Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and Labels. All manufacturing locations, 3rd Party Warehouses, Toll Manufacturers, Distributors and key Joint Ventures are within the scope for meeting compliance deadlines
Although OSHA has mandated the timeline, BASF will implement GHS on a North American basis (Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the United States), and will meet country-specific deadlines.
Customers will be requesting classifications in order to ensure they have time to implement their own changes by the key compliance dates. Refer customers to the list below for key target dates for providing BASF information. Please contact BASF EHS Product Information Center (EPIC@basf.com) for customer regulatory questions.
Letter for Distributors
GHS Customer Bulletin Fall 2013 French Canadian
GHS Customer Bulletin Fall 2013 Spanish
GHS Customer Bulletin Fall 2013
GHS Customer Bulletin Winter 2014 French Canadian
GHS Customer Bulletin Winter 2014 Spanish
GHS Customer Bulletin Winter 2014
GHS Customer Bulletin Spring 2014 French Canadian
GHS Customer Bulletin Spring 2014 Spanish
GHS Customer Bulletin Spring 2014
GHS Customer Bulletin Summer 2014 French Canadian
GHS Customer Bulletin Summer 2014 Spanish
GHS Customer Bulletin Summer 2014
GHS Customer Bulletin Spring 2015
Safety Data Sheet Brochure