My company receives raw materials in for testing and traditionally we have put a label on the boxes to indicate any potential he alth/handling hazards, for example flammable, corrosive, oxidizer, etc. I bel ieve this system started years ago because it was felt that analysts who test th e raw materials may not check the MSDS, although we tell them they are requir ed to do so. (Most of our raw materials are not hazardous or are o nly minimally so)
I do not like the current labels we are using and am thinking about seeing if I can obtain the nine different GHS pictogram labe ls for Hazard classes to use instead. I think they are better and cover a wi der range of potential hazards. I am wondering if anyone else is doing th is and how they feel about the GHS pictograms. I do not know as mu ch about GHS as I should, but my understanding is that these pictograms will b e on MSDSs in the US somewhere down the road.
Project Manager, Health Safety and Training
West Pharmaceutical Services
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