To prevent workplace accidents and diseases, India’s Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has decided to provide international chemical safety cards (ICSCs) to workers.
The workers will also receive training in using the cards and companies will be stimulated to implement the ICSCs through risk assessments and safety exercises.
The ICSCs contain concise hazard and health information for people working with chemicals. So far almost 1,800 ICSCs have been developed by the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organisation, with support from the European Commission.
The information in the ICSCs is in line with the UN GHS. By using the ICSCs India prepares for its intended adoption of the UN GHS.