GH what?. G lobally H armonized S ystem. G. H. S. of classifying and labeling chemicals. Today we will cover:. Key deadlines What to train for What to expect from manufacturers. GHS Timeline. Training Deadline: December 1 st !. GHS Timeline. Training Deadline: December 1 st !.
of classifying and labeling chemicals
June 1st, 2015
December 1, 2015
June 1st, 2016
Trainers must educate all applicable employees on the following two key items by December 1, 2013
Labels on shipping containers must include:
A word used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard on the label
A statement assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazard(s) of a chemical, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard
A phrase that describes recommended measures that should be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical, or improper storage or handling.
The statements assigned to a chemical address the following four areas:
A composition that may include a symbol plus other graphic elements to convey specific information about the hazards of a chemical
Fortunately, GHS signs are pretty easy to follow.
9. Physical and chemical properties
10. Stability and reactivity
11. Toxicological information
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