Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:58:43 -0400
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: GHS on (M)SDS

I'm curious if people have been noticing Globally Harmonized System 
style hazard communication information showing up in the laboratory 
chemical world. I'm thinking in terms of labels, safety data sheets, 
technical bulletins, etc. I looked at two Sigma/Aldrich MSDS's from the 
web and one from 2010 used the system and one from 2004 that didn't. I 
wonder what percent of the lab world is seeing this information and is 
aware of this change at this point?

Any observations or comments would be appreciated.

- Ralph 

P.S. Anyone who'd like a good primer on the GHS system in the lab 
context, as well as many lab safety subjects, would do well to pick up=0D

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students
Robert H. Hill, David Finster
ISBN: 978-0-470-34428-6
546 pages
July 2010
US $69.95

I've bought three copies so far and haven't stopped yet ;).

Ralph Stuart, CIH 
Environmental Safety Manager 
University of Vermont 
Environmental Safety Facility 
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405 


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