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Catching up with New Changes in GHS Rev.8

  •   19 Jun 2019
  •    LI ZHENGYU
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    Aiming to provide reference for the further implementation of GHS and the sound management of chemicals by relevant authorities and enterprises, this article generally introduces the coming changes of main technical contents in the 8th revised edition of UN GHS Purple Book (GHS rev. 8). These changes were included in the amendments (ST/SG/AC.10/46/Add.3)[1] to the seventh revised edition of UN GHS Purple Book(ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.7)[2], which was published by the Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS of the UNECE on 18th March, 2019. By the way, the GHS Purple Book Revision 8 (GHS Rev.8) is expected to be published in July 2019.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Professorate senior engineer

    Professor Li is a research scientist from SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry (BRICI), China. He possesses more than 30 years’ experience in research with regards to chemical safety, hazard identification, environmental risk assessment and control.
    As a project leader or key participant, he presided over or participated in more than 10 national and ministerial scientific research projects and international cooperation projects. He edited and co-published 9 monographs, including 3 monographs by his own, the International Chemical Safety Management Strategy, the Guidance and Examples of CHS Classification Methods of Chemicals and the Guidance for Preparation of Chemical Safety Data Sheet. He has published more than 70 papers in proceedings of academic conferences and scientific journals at home and abroad.

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