From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Heirloom Chemistry Set Kickstarter Project
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:19:12 -0500
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That's the change with the GHS system.  It is supposed to be a mandatory 16 section format with specific information. And if you compare the UN Purple book version--the version that is adopted by most of the countries in the world, it is VERY specific.  Only the US OSHA screwed around with it, especially section 11, which is a mess and will allow the same misleading statements it has always allow--some of which were EXACTLY the wording prohibited in the Purple book version.
Shame on us.  But at least, there will be some improvement.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

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From: Bradley Tice <bradleydtice**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Sun, Nov 17, 2013 9:38 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Heirloom Chemistry Set Kickstarter Project

Government standards for MSDS are not very specific, they can be written many 
different ways. I am not sure there is even any specific order. There is a new 
standard that is coming out that may be more specific, although it is probably 
in conjunction with Global Harmonization and from what I have seen with the NFPA 
labeling it seems to be a step backward. So whatever is thought of these MSDS, 
it may not be relevant legally if they have all the necessary information, 
whether or not you approve.

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