Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS H/P and R/S codes
Date: May 7, 2012 11:35:46 AM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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
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
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 R. Sullivan,
In a message dated 5/7/2012 10:51:18 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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
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 Stuart CIH
Department of Environmental Health and
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