The globalized harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS) describes the intention to create a globally valid system for identifying and informing about hazards caused by chemicals. The document was written and published by the United Nations. The legally implemented form of the GHS in Europe is the Regulation EC No. 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation).

Source: Globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS), United Nations; Regulation EG No. 1272/2008