As a result of updated OSHA chemical labeling requirements, 2016 marks the first full year of adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in the U.S. The GHS system, part of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), consists of nine symbols, or pictograms, providing recognition of the hazards ...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began requiring chemical manufacturers to label dangerous materials with hazard pictograms in June of 2015. The standard helps decrease the risk of injuries, illnesses and accidents caused by exposure to certain chemicals.
This document is designed to inform chemical receivers, chemical purchasers, and trainers about the label requirements. It explains the new labeling elements, identiﬁes what goes on a label, and describes what pictograms are and how to use them. Label Requirements Labels, as deﬁned in the HCS, are an appropriate group of written, printed or
Hazard Pictograms on Chemical Labels C-2 ANSWERS TO HAZARD PICTOGRAMS ON CHEMICAL LABELS QUIZ 1. a. True. The substance might also cause respiratory irritation, reproductive dam-age, and organ damage. 2. c. The exclamation mark pictogram represents both these hazards as well as skin sensitizer, irritant, and acute toxicity. 3. b. False.
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Hazard Pictogram Lets you know at a glance what safety hazards are involved in the use of this product. J: Further Hazard Information More complete description of actual hazards, handling precautions, and emergency management procedures. K: CAS Number Chemical Abstract Service number shown wherever available.
OSHA Clarifies the Use of GHS Pictograms on Labels. Written By: Atanu Das on Sunday, March 11, 2018. In a recent Letter of Interpretation, OSHA answers a chemical manufacturer's inquiry on the proper use of the GHS pictograms for various circumstances. Here is the summary of the Q and A:
The product label and Section 2 (Hazards Identification) of the SDS still require the signal word, hazard statement(s), and other required label elements. WHMIS 2015 classes and categories that do not require a pictogram are:
The GHS-inspired standards will require chemical manufacturers and importers to label chemical containers with 1) a harmonized signal word 2) GHS pictogram(s) 3) a hazard statement for each hazard class and category and 4) a precautionary statement. These elements are discussed in greater detail below: