You’ve heard that the labeling and safety sheets for all chemicals is in the midst of a complete change in order to standardize communication from most countries. With the global market being what it is, it makes complete sense. It would be crazy for us to be importing chemicals and have no idea how they labels match up with ours.
That’s essentially what the Global Harmonized System, is all about.
It’s been on the books since 2012 and you will need to be completely compliant by the middle of the year 2016. There are other points along the way so have a look at the GHS timeline available on our website (Click on the “GHS implementation Timeline” link in the “Items of Interest” box on the top right of that page) to make sure you’re right on track.