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GHS in South Africa

By Little Pro on 2017-12-04 Views:  Update:2018-02-09

GHS is already adopted by South Africa on a voluntary basis. No accurate deadline has been set for compulsory GHS adoption. The Hazardous Chemical Substance Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act require that manufacturers, importers and suppliers of hazardous chemical substances for use at workplace provide free safety data sheets that are compliant with ISO 11014 or national standards. 

GHS Standards in South Africa

Category Standards

Classification and Labelling

  • SANS 10234-2008-A: List of classification and labelling of chemicals in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  • Refers to old version of UN GHS purple book
  • Link
Safety data sheets
  • Standard 16-section SDSs.
  • SANS 11014:2010 Safety data sheet for chemical products - Content and order of sections 
  • Link


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