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SS 586-2:2022

Specification for hazard communication for hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods – Part 2: Globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals – Singapore’s adaptations


This Singapore Standard adopts the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), which provides an international system for the classification of chemicals by the type of hazard that they present. It also specifies standard hazard communication elements including labels and safety data sheets.

Pharmaceuticals, food additives, cosmetics, and pesticide residues in food are not covered by the GHS in terms of labeling at the point of intentional intake. However, these types of chemicals are covered where workers can be exposed at work, and if there is potential exposure during the transportation of chemicals.

The GHS is adapted by Singapore for the classification and labelling of chemicals in Singapore and for their use in international trade.


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Status Current
Edition 2022
No. of Pages 32
ICS Classification 13.300 Protection against dangerous goods
Committee Chemical Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
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