Global Harmonized System, GHS, refers to the labeling regulations that were created by the United Nations to be used in labeling and classification of hazardous material. The objective of GHS is to create one universal labeling format across the world to reduce the confusion that arises when individual countries are left to come up with their own labeling and classification standards. Without GHS labels, international manufacturers do not have standard labels to communicate if a material is hazardous or not.
GHS regulations are to be observed by manufacturing companies, packaging firms, and transporters. In Canada, the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) controls how hazardous materials are classified and labeled. Not all GHS regulations on ICC Compliance Center.