From: "Osterby, Meg" <OsterbyM**At_Symbol_Here**WESTERNTC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS labels for food stuffs used in labs
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:11:44 +0000
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I got an answer about yesterday.  Food stuffs are not considered hazardous, and therefore GHS does not apply.  It was suggested that I put a label saying “not for consumption” or similar on them, and nothing else is needed.  For household chemicals that are considered dangerous, you get the SDS from the manufacturer, and the standard is that if the use of them gives a hazard no more than the expected use of the substance, a normal GHS label from the SDS is all you need.  If the use makes it more hazardous, you need to note that on the GHS label.


So I don’t need labels for my hotdogs, milk, coffee, egg whites, since they are exempt from GHS rules, and for the Draino and Cascade liquid, I search using goggle the name and company, and that’s where I get the data.  Many companies have gotten extensions and don’t yet have SDS’s, they still have MSDS’s, and if that’s the case, you email them asking for it, and if it’s not available, you document that in your data base.




Meg Osterby

Lead Chemistry Instructor

Western Technical College

400 7th St. N.

LaCrosse, WI 54601




"It's  better to be careful 100 times, than to be killed once." 

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Lora Chisholm
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS labels for food stuffs used in labs




can you provide me a sample of the type of labeling you would use for food stuffs used in labs?



Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:35:15 -0400
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS labels for food stuffs used in labs

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And keep in mind that most OSHA inspections are the result of incidents involving reportable accidents, injuries, fatalities or complaints.    


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