From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS and cleaning chemicals
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:34:28 -0400
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Considering that no one is studying chemicals even one-at-a-time, there is never going to be any significant data on two-at-a-time synergistic effects.  Those are always found by body count.
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From: Weeks, Robert W <rweeks**At_Symbol_Here**LANL.GOV>
Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 12:24 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS and cleaning chemicals


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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