From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**ME.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CCOHS News Get the Picture: GHS Pictograms and Hazards
Date: January 31, 2013 12:00:24 PM EST
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Get the Picture: GHS Pictograms and Hazards

The US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has recently implemented the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). For the first time ever, OSHA labels will be required to show a pictogram to help convey hazard information. In Canada, we are starting to see the GHS pictograms on (Material) Safety Data Sheets and product labels. Within the next few years, WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) will also implement the GHS.

To help workers identify the hazards identified by GHS and understand the new information they are seeing, CCOHS has developed a colourful, easy to read poster. As with all CCOHS awareness posters, it can be downloaded for free as a PDF and is also available for sale as a 16"x 25" print (double-sided, with English on one side and French on the other).

More information about the GHS Pictograms and Hazards poster

Related CCOHS Resources

WHMIS After GHS: An Introduction, free
WHMIS After GHS: How Suppliers Can Prepare, free
HazCom 2012 for Workers
Key topic page: Chemicals & Product Safety
MSDS -> SDS: Not Just Dropping the "M"
WHMIS Hazard Symbols

Implementing a Chemical Safety Program
MSDS Publications
WHMIS After GHS Fact Sheets, free
WHMIS After GHS: Preparing for Change


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