GHS classification and labelling

This presentation is an introduction to the safe use of hazardous substances. It aims at providing information to understand how chemicals are classified based on their intrinsic physical, health and environmental hazards (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals – GHS). These information allow the reader understanding the chemical potential risk for people, environment and equipment.

GHS classification and labelling


  • Introduction to hazardous substances
  • UN globally harmonized
  • System of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS)
  • GHS classification
  • Hazard communication: GHS Labelling
  • Examples

Key Messages

GHS classification

  • Facilitates hazard identification and helps users to manage potential risks of exposure
  • Provides useful information on the hazard, the storage requirements and the expected reactions in case of an accident