At Labelmaster, we strive to keep you up-to-date on the GHS and OSHA's updates to its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
That's why Labelmaster offers an unmatched selection of GHS and Hazcom products, GHS training resources and GHS labeling
options to keep your workplace compliant and safe.
Browse the informational resources below to ensure you stay informed and stay in compliance with
the 2012 Hazard Communication Standard and the GHS:
The UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is a classification system developed to provide an international standard and harmonization for the classification and labeling of chemicals. It is meant to:
OSHA has published its Hazcom 2012 final rule that modifies the current hazard communication standard to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This modification was made in order to improve the quality and consistency of hazard information to make it safer for workers to do their jobs, and make it easier for employers to stay competitive. By December 1, 2013 employers must train employees on the new hazcom label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format.
Labelmaster has been closely following the new hazard communications standard and is a name you can trust to provide you with all your GHS labeling, regulatory and marking requirements. Labelmaster GHS labels use the standard GHS pictograms to depict the recommended measures that should be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous product. These GHS labels and GHS markings also instruct users how to minimize improper storage or handling of hazardous materials.
See Labelmaster's blog for more on the revised OSHA Hazcom Standard and GHS. Check back regularly for updates. Labelmaster is closely following these regulatory developments and will continue to provide updates as they become available. You can trust Labelmaster to provide you with all your GHS regulatory, labeling and marking requirements. And for a thorough, side-by-side comparison of changes from OSHA's existing Hazard Communication Standard to the revised Hazard Communication Standard relating to GHS, please visit osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/side-by-side.html.
Employers must train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format
Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must comply with all HCS modified provisions
Distributors begin shipping containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer with a HCS label
Employers must update alternative GHS workplace labeling and hazard communication (hazcom) programs as necessary and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards
Labelmaster has presented several free GHS training webinars. View the GHS training videos below.
Watch here for future GHS webinars added to the schedule.
February 27, 2013
November 8, 2012
September 27, 2012
June 27, 2012
The following GHS Labeling Requirements infographic outlines an example of the major elements of a GHS label.
The symbols, signal words, and hazard statements have all been standardized and assigned to specific hazard
categories and classes. This makes it easier for companies to comply with the GHS regulations.
These large, 28" x 20" GHS Wall Posters give your employees quick reference to understand the new GHS labels. The poster features an explanation of all parts of the new label.
These handy wallet-sized GHS cards provide a quick and easy GHS reference for employees. Gret for distribution with your training programs.
|Chemical Name||Product Identifier||Pictograms||Signal Word|
|The scientific designation of a chemical in accordance witht he nomenclature system developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) or the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) rules of nomenclature, or a name that will clearly identify the chemical for the purpose of conducting a hazard classification.
||The name or number used for a hazardous chemical on a label of in the SDS. It provides a unique means by which the user can identify the chemical. The product identifier used shall permit cross-references to be made among the list of hazardous chemicals required in the written hazard communication program, the label and the SDS.
||A composition that may include a symbol plus other graphic elements, such as a border, background pattern, or color, that is intended to convey specific information about the hazards of a chemical. Eight pictograms are designated under HCS and nine pictograms are designated under GHS for application to a hazard category.
||A word used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard on the label. The signal words used in this section are "danger" and "warning". "Danger" is used for more severe hazards, while "warning" is used for the less severe.
|Hazard Statement||Precautionary Statement||First Aid Statement||Supplier Identification|
|A statement assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazard(s) of the chemical, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard.
Example: Fatal if swallowed.
|A phrase that describes recommended measures that should be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling.
Example: Do not eat, drink, or smoke when using this product.
|There are four types of precautionary statements presented, "prevention", "response", "storage", and "disposal".
||The name, address, and telephone number of the manufacturer, importer, or other responsible party.