The ink has hardly dried on the third (2009) revised edition of the UN’s Globally Harmonized System for classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) before the updating process has begun. Proposals for amendments and corrections arising from the recent GHS expert meeting held in June/July 2010 have now been released.

[United Nations (2010). Report of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals on its nineteenth session, 14 July 2010. ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/38. Available at http://www.unece.org/trans/doc/2010/ac10c4/ST-SG-AC10-C4-38e.pdf on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) website. The third (2009) revision of GHS (ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.3) is also obtainable from UNECE (visit http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev03/03files_e.html).] {185743}

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