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Navigating the Complexities of the Globally "Harmonized" System

The UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals continues to have a profound effect on safety and compliance initiatives around the globe. GHS adoption has proven to be anything but harmonised, and, as a result, many companies still struggle to comply with different countries’ requirements. 

3E™ has been helping companies tackle the challenges associated with GHS since the system's very beginnings in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Our products and services are GHS-ready, as each country adopts and implements its own version.

GHS support for manufacturers

Upstream suppliers and manufacturers need to re-evaluate how their substances and mixtures are classified for each regulatory entity, country and/or region and frequently need to re-issue SDSs and labels. 3E offers a powerful combination of content, software and services to address the challenges associated with creating GHS compliant SDSs. 

Full text of of regulations and official GHS classifications

Robust classification and rules engine

Reliable GHS label generation

Multilingual phrase library

Regulatory Reference

Systems-integrated content, rules, phrases to feed any third party platform

Templates to accommodate country specific formats



Integrated Content

Robust software to support GHS SDS and label authoring needs

Outsourced SDS authoring services

Tools and services to distribute SDSs to downstream users and customers

SDS Authoring & Distribution

GHS classification of substances and mixtures via authoring services or regulatory consulting

Regulatory Consulting

GHS support for downstream users

Downstream users need to ensure they are able to receive updated SDSs and track which documents have changed as well as what data on the document is different from the earlier version as well as train their employees on the changes. Whether the impact on downstream users receiving updated GHS-compliant SDSs is a tidal wave or a slow trickle, 3E can help your organization prepare for the requirements.

GHS compliant SDS obtainment

Production of GHS labels for secondary containers

GHS classification and labeling reports

Revision alerts

SDS & Chemical Management