Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:48:15 +0000
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From: "Peifer, Patricia" <Patricia.Peifer**At_Symbol_Here**WESTPHARMA.COM>
Subject: Re: GHS on (M)SDS
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Yes, we get a lot of Sigma-Aldrich chemicals and I am seeing a lot of it, p
robably almost half of my Sigma Aldrich MSDSs.  Not so much from other comp
anies, though.  I am wondering if I should start training our analysts on t
he new system, even though it's not official here yet. I made a poster with
 the GHS pictograms (since I couldn't buy one) and am thinking about hangin
g it in the labs.  Am I jumping the gun?

Pat Peifer
Health & Safety Officer
West Pharmaceutical Services

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lph Stuart
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:59 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] GHS on (M)SDS

I'm curious if people have been noticing Globally Harmonized System style h
azard 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 u
sed 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 po

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

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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