From: "Weeks, Robert W" <rweeks**At_Symbol_Here**LANL.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS and cleaning chemicals
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:13:18 +0000
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Section 3 of the SDS requires composition information per paragraph (d)of 1900.1200 and (d)(5)(ii) addresses "a a whole". That still does leave a lack of information concerning any synergistic effects.


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Ralph B. Stuart
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 9:00 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] GHS and cleaning chemicals

A friend with lab safety experience who now works for as a custodial trainer passed along this question that I thought people on DCHAS-L might have some knowledge of:
I notice on the new GHS compliant safety data sheets from the manufacturer of the cleaning chemicals used here that they have taken the opportunity to remove the names of all chemicals in the product that are supposedly nonhazardous. Unfortunately that removes a lot of information for knowing how hazardous the product REALLY is. Has anyone mentioned this as a limitation of GHS or is this company unique in removing that information?

I wonder if anyone on the list has noticed this as well?

Thanks for any information on this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety Cornell University


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