From: kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**NOTES.CC.SUNYSB.EDU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS H/P and R/S codes
Date: May 7, 2012 11:04:16 AM EDT
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Ralph - the Sigma GHS info ( the new Hazard & Precautionary statements that OSHA has in thenew Appendix C. They've managed to get the 55 pages down to 5. These newH&P statements are from the GHS appendix & are the statements OSHAwill be requiring on all chemical containers. It does not matter wherethe chemical will be used, so yes, the lab chemicals will be coming inwith new labels & SDSs.

The Risk & Safety statements arean older version that was used by EU and may not necessarily be the sameas the GHS required statements.

I just did a OSHA/GHS webinar for CSHEMA.Here are the resources I found very useful:

Kim Gates Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
EH&S    Z=6200
Stony Brook University
FAX: 631-632-9683
EH&S Web site:

Remember to wash your hands!

From:       Ralph B Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
To:       DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
Date:       05/07/2012 10:53 AM
Subject:       [DCHAS-L] GHSH/P and R/S codes
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I'm looking at the Sigma-Aldrich web site entriesfor safety information about specific chemicals. In addition to the GHSpictograms, I see entries for Hazard Statement and Precautionary Statementcodes and Risk Statements and Safety Statements codes.

Are these sets of information redundant? If so, which hare the ones thatOSHA has in mind to be included on labels that will be required when therevised Hazard Communication standard takes effect? Will these requirementsapply to the lab setting as well?

Thanks for any information on this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Laboratory Ventilation Specialist
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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