GHS in Russia

Little Pro on 2016-12-08

Russia has adopted GHS for industrial chemicals on a voluntary basis since 1 Aug 2014. GHS will become mandatory in Russia when its new technical regulation on chemical product safety enters into force on 1 July 2021

More info about GHS in Russia can be found in the table below:

Regulations and standards
  • Russian Federation Decree 1019 on Technical Regulation for Chemical Product Safety (Oct 2016).
  • GOST 30333-2007 Chemical product safety passport. General requirements.
  • GOST 31340-2013 Labelling of chemicals. General requirements.
  • GOST 32419-2013 Classification of chemicals. General requirements.
  • GOST 32423-2013 Mixture classification of hazard for health
  • GOST 32424-2013 Classification for environmental hazards. General principles.
  • GOST 32425-2013 Mixture classification of hazard for environment
  • R 50.1.102-2014 Guidance on compilation and execution of safety data sheet of chemical product
  • R 50.1.101-2014 Guidance on the selection of precautionary statements in accordance GOST 31340
Critical Dates
  • Voluntary for both substance and mixture from 1 Aug 2014
  • Mandatory for both substance and mixture from 1 July 2021
  • Based on GHS rev. 4;
  • Classification standards include GOST 32419, GOST 32423, GOST 32424 and GOST 32425.
  • Concentration limits not fully consisitent with EU. (For example, 0.1% for both repro tox category 1 and 2 in Russa while 0.3% and 3% are applied in EU.)
  • Standard GHS labelling elements;
  • Language: Must be in Russian. The label may be accompanied by other UN languages (i.e., English).
  • No more than 6 precautionary statements on labels.
  • Names of hazardous substances exceeding concentration limits must be listed.
  • Must also include market circulation mark, storage conditions and product registration certificate no.(if available)
  • No minimum label or pictogram size requirement. 
Safety Data Sheet
  • Standard GHS safety data sheets;
  • Also called chemical product safety passport.
  • Language: Russian
  • Before 1 July 2021: SDSs must be registered and they are valid for 3-5 years.
  • After 1 July 2021: No expiration date for SDSs.

Recommended Reading

Global GHS Implementation

Russia GHS Resource & References

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