Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 14:45:09 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Peifer, Patricia" <Patricia.Peifer**At_Symbol_Here**WESTPHARMA.COM>
Subject: GHS Pictograms for Hazard Classes

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. 

Pat Peifer

Project Manager, Health Safety and Training

West Pharmaceutical Services

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.