(GHS) Globally Harmonized System

The United Nations is working to globally harmonize chemical safety information and thus reduce the confusion that is caused by information which differs depending on global region. Companies that have chemicals anywhere in their supply chain will need to adapt to the best practices that have been established as part of this initiative, known as the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Benefits of engaging in this initiative include:

  • Reduced confusion, cost, and interruptions in your supply chain.
  • Solutions to the requirements, including collaboration with other affected industries.
  • Clear direction and expectations for you and your supply chain.
  • Educational opportunities to improve supply chain compliance.

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An easy to use reference document that allows the user to develop GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that meet the requirements of OSHA HCS

Globally Harmonized System Work Group

Our GHS Work Group is educating and informing AIAG members about these changes in an effort to develop solutions that will reduce confusion, cost, and business interruptions in the U.S. automotive industry supply chain. The group will serve as a central entity for information, a common educational program, and a unified voice to ensure the needs of the industry are met by legislators. By making information and educational tools available to all actors in the supply chain, our efforts will help increase awareness of the responsibilities each company has and ensure that systems are put in place to meet these responsibilities.

These companies are participating in this work group:


Current Participants

  • Aptiv
  • ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
  • B Cubed Consulting, Inc.
  • DXC Technology
  • Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
  • Harman International Automotive Division
  • IAC Group North America
  • RSJ Technical Consulting
  • Tosoh SMD, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Veoneer

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