Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:54:17 -0400
Reply-To: "David C. Finster" <dfinster**At_Symbol_Here**WITTENBERG.EDU>
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From: "David C. Finster" <dfinster**At_Symbol_Here**WITTENBERG.EDU>
Subject: Laboratory chemical labelling systems query

I would like to query the CHAS-L group about what chemical labelling system they use in labs and stockrooms, particularly with regard to safety diagrams and pictograms.  The NFPA fire diamond seems quite common but it not intended for "lab use" (but rather for firefighters.)  The HMIS system seems well-designed but is this in common use?  The GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) has yet to be implemented but seems destined to become the standard.  Others?

What are you using?


David C. Finster
Professor of Chemistry
University Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Chemistry
Wittenberg University

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