From: Sulliva1**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS H/P and R/S codes
Date: May 7, 2012 11:35:46 AM EDT
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OSHA HazCom 2012 uses the GHS Hazard and Precautionary statements. OSHA did NOT include the H/P statement codes/numbering in Hazcom 2012 in Appendix C. (Risk Statements and Safety Statements are from the EU DSD and DPD.) The OSHA HCS 2012 label elements are in HCS 2012 Appendix C.
These links also give HCS 2012 label information.
If you check the OSHA side-by-side comparison of HCS 1994 and HCS 2012, you will see that the laboratories scope paragraph (b)(3) did not change.
Also, HCS 2012 workplace labeling (f)(6) - (f)(10) has retained flexibility but has been updated to eliminate appropriate hazard warning and now includes the GHS label elements with product identifier, signal words, H/P statements and pictograms OR
Product identifier and words, pictures, symbols, or combination thereof, which provide at least general information regarding the hazards of the chemicals, and which, in conjunction with the other information immediately available to employees under the hazard communication program, will provide employees with the specific information regarding the physical and health hazards of the hazardous chemical.
Also the laboratory standard, 1910.1450, has been updated to align with HCS 2012.
OSHA has provided the timeline for USA compliance. But the EU and several Asia-Pacific counties have already implemented the GHS which is why the OSHA training compliance date is early.
Michele Sullivan
Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D.
In a message dated 5/7/2012 10:51:18 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU writes:
I'm looking at the Sigma-Aldrich web site entries for safety information about specific chemicals. In addition to the GHS pictograms, I see entries for Hazard Statement and Precautionary Statement codes and Risk Statements and Safety Statements codes.

Are these sets of information redundant? If so, which hare the ones that OSHA has in mind to be included on labels that will be required when the revised Hazard Communication standard takes effect? Will these requirements apply 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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