GHS, Globally Harmonized System, is a system for classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals. It was adopted by UN in 2001, and it is the aim that all countries worldwide should implement the system in order to insure uniform methods for evaluation and communication of hazards.


In this section you can find information on the phrases that must be provided in Safety Data Sheets and labels according to the chemical legislation in force.

Hazard and Precautionary statements worldwide

Are you using our GHS portal to get easy access to GHS labeling phrases but you find that your time is better spent than on copying-pasting H- and P-statements one by one?
Then we have the SOLUTION for you: DHI PhraseLibrary LABELLING PACKAGE.

By purchasing DHI PhraseLibrary labelling package you will benefit of other ADVANTAGES than “just” saving time:
- All the phrases are gathered in a single file – electronically available and ready for use on a label or in an (M)SDS;
- More phrases than those you can find here on the site: in the UN GHS (or its implementations, like EU CLP) several phrases contain ‘…’ or ‘/’ or indicating that alternatives to the phrase as written are either allowed, recommended or even required. The DHI PhraseLibrary labeling package contains a good number of such alternatives. For example for the precautionary statement P280 “Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection”, we also supply global translations for:
Wear protective gloves.
Wear protective clothing.
Wear eye protection.
Wear face protection.
Wear protective clothing, gloves, eye and face protection.
Wear protective gloves, eye and face protection.
Wear eye and face protection.
Wear protective clothing and gloves.

All phrases are ready for use in documents or can be uploaded into your company’s labeling software. To hear more about how to purchase the DHI PhraseLibrary, please contact

Are you authoring Safety Data Sheets as well, you should ask us about the full version of DHI PhraseLibrary, which contains well over 4000 phrases per language (33 languages), specifically for use in Safety Data Sheets.