By Little Pro on 2016-01-06 Views: Update:2017-01-18
The UN GHS Purple Book is a guidance document published by the United Nations on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The UN GHS Purple Book:
There are thousands of pages in the UN GHS Purple Book. If you have no time to read every page, please read this quick GHS guide. It takes you less than 10 mins to get a quick overview of GHS.
The UN GHS Purple is updated every two years and the latest version is the 6th revised edition released in 2015.
The UN GHS Purple Book is not a regulation and it is not legally binding in any country. Therefore, countries adopting GHS have to take basic GHS elements from the Purple Book and issue their own regulations or standards to implement GHS. During this process, each country/region may have set extra requirements on chemical classification and labelling.
By clicking the links below, you can find out what the additional requirements are.