Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:16:43 -0400
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Subject: Re: GHS Pictograms for Hazard Classes
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You can print them yourself with labels you get from Office Depot, Staples etc.   You can find large scale images on by clicking on any of the pictograms - note beneath the large scale image that this calls up are even larger scale options.  This will allow you to print really nice labels at just about any size.

As far as commercial availability, I'm not aware of a domestic source for these but am sure the list will let us know!  At my company, Safety Emporium, we are still waiting for our suppliers to start printing these on rolls, but it hasn't happened yet.   Brady Europe does offer them: contentId=1976 but these are not currently available through their US distributors such as ourselves.  I have put in a request for these.

If you happen to own a Brady printer (Handimark, Minimark, Globalmark, Powermark) with Markware software, that page I just referenced has a software patch so you can print any of those designs yourself.   I will download and install it on ours today, so if anyone has questions about that or the printers, you can contact me off-list.

Rob Toreki

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On Jun 2, 2010, at 10:45 AM, Peifer, Patricia wrote:

My company receives raw materials in for testing and traditionally we have put a label on the boxes to indicate any potential health/handling hazards, for example flammable, corrosive, oxidizer, etc.   I believe this system started years ago because it was felt that analysts who test the raw materials may not check the MSDS, although we tell them they are required to do so.   (Most of our raw materials are not hazardous or are only 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 labels for Hazard classes to use instead.  I think they are better and cover a wider range of potential hazards.  I am wondering if anyone else is doing this and how they feel about the GHS pictograms.   I do not know as much about GHS as I should, but my understanding is that these pictograms will be on MSDSs in the US somewhere down the road. 
Pat Peifer
Project Manager, Health Safety and Training
West Pharmaceutical Services

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