Content for REACH and GHS
IHS provides extensive coverage of two critical product stewardship directives: The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) and The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS).
REACH: The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) is designed to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing competitiveness within the chemicals industry.
IHS provides unparalleled coverage of REACH. We provide automated tools that produce the new extended Safety Data Sheets (eSDS), labels and other required hazard communications documents, including modified SDS requirements per REACH Annex II (for example, REACH registration numbers, and all supporting elements to produce an exposure scenario per use, standard use descriptors (SUDs), process, environmental release, market sector, and article categories). In addition, IHS experts collaborate with CEFIC (the European Chemical Industry Council) to develop standards that facilitate efficient exchange of exposure scenario information.
IHS managed regulatory content helps you create extended Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and other required documentation, including:
- eSDS as per REACH Annex II
- Exposure scenario templates following ECHA guidance
- EUPhraC standard phrases, translated in all EU languages
- Bookkeeping and reporting of REACH registration numbers
- REACH screening reports
IHS coverage of REACH regulations include:
- Strategic elements of: (EC) No 1907/2006
- EU substances of very high concern (SVHC)
- REACH Annex XVII, restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of Certain Dangerous Substances, Preparations And Articles
- Extended safety data sheet format as per REACH Annex II
- Exposure scenario template per ECHA guidance
GHS - The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) is a United Nations-sponsored protocol that is designed to drive a common and consistent approach to defining, classifying and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets (SDS). It is designed to improve workplace safety, provide a baseline for jurisdictions that have no hazard communications standards, lessen trade barriers, reduce the need for animal testing, IHS coverage of GHS includes both the UN model regulation and country-specific variations for jurisdictions where the standard has been adopted. Our internal domain experts continuously monitor and interpret existing rules and incorporate new guidelines when a new jurisdiction adopts the GHS model legislation.
IHS sponsors customer task force groups that provide for the exchange of information and ensures a common interpretation of new UN GHS revisions, while monitoring proposed implementations.
IHS provides the full spectrum of fully compliant managed regulatory content for GHS, including documentation to generate: safety data sheets, labels, and classifications (physical-chemical, health and environment hazards).
IHS Covers GHS-Focused Regulations, including:
- UN:GHS 2009 Rev 3
- OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard (Hazcom 2012)
- Classification and labeling in accordance with the last EU DPD/DSD, CLP and SDS in compliance with REACH, using the EU Form and contexts for Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, etc.
- Korea GHS classification list
- New Zealand GHS classification list
- Japan GHS classifications
- Brazil: ABNT NBR 14725 (GHS classification, SDS and labeling)
With IHS software, content and expertise, you can make managed regulatory content part of a unified strategy for Enterprise Sustainability Management that is supported by a single world-class provider. Contact us.