If you are getting the GHS-compatible documents in, it would be a good idea to train on the GHS now, as your staff will need to be able to read those documents and find the information on them just like they do with the MSDSs now. - Diane Amell, MNOSHA -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Pe ifer, Patricia Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:48 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS on (M)SDS 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 -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Ra lph Stuart Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:59 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU 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 int? 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 Paperback 546 pages July 2010 US $69.95 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470344288.html 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 rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**uvm.edu ________________________________ The contents of this message are confidential and may be privileged. If yo u have received this message in error, please permanently delete it, along with any files that may be attached to this message, without reading, print ing, copying, forwarding or otherwise distributing it. Please notify the se nder of the error immediately so that we can prevent it from happening agai n.
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