The Globally Harmonized System provides an internationally harmonized system for the classification of substances and mixtures according to their health, environmental and physical hazards. It also harmonizes requirements for hazardous communication elements, including labeling and safety data sheets.
Government agencies in the United States (OSHA) and the European Union (ECHA) have pioneered the adoption of the GHS, and are requiring that all products manufactured after June 1, 2015 use the new GHS classification and labeling criteria.
To comply with the new regulations, Virginia Dare completed a major redesign of their product labels and reformatted their Safety Data Sheets in accordance with the 16-section format.
Our products have not changed, only the documentation.
The new system seeks to improve safety and health awareness by greatly expanding the information presented on the product label to include pictograms, signal words, hazard and precautionary statements as well as standardizing the format of the new Safety Data Sheets.
While Virginia Dare intends to be in compliance with the regulations as of June 1st, the regulations do allow manufacturers to continue to sell product labeled prior to June 1st for up to six months. We understand that during the period of transition this may lead to some confusion and also there may be questions when seeing the new labels for the first time. Our Regulatory professionals stand ready to assist and answer any questions you may have and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.