UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS: December 2017 Meeting Report

Posted 2/9/2018

The United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS (UNSCEGHS) met from December 6-8, 2017.  We have attached the report and provided links to the report, as well as the working and informal papers for your convenience.  There were a number of topics discussed that you may find of interest.  They include:

  • Classification of Physical Hazards according to the GHS
  • Addressing risk management in the GHS
  • Conversion of decision logics to text
  • Labeling of consumer products

Working Group Meetings and Discussions included:

  • Labelling of small packagings
  • Improvement of Annexes 1 to 3
  • Practical classification issues
  • The revision of Chapter 2.1 of the GHS
  • Non-animal testing methods

December 2017 Meeting Report:  http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2017/dgac10c4/ST-SG-AC10-C4-68e.docx

Working papers for 34th Session: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42017.html

Informal papers for 34th Session: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf34.html

Deana Holmes
Health Scientist
OSHA- Directorate of Standards and Guidance
200 Constitution Ave, NW #N3718
Washington, DC  20210