Chemical Labels Go Global
Chemical manufacturers are supplying products all over the world, so we all need to "speak the same language."
To that end, the United Nations introduced the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), and OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with it.
Now, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) are standardized Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), and chemical labeling has changed to include signal words, pictograms, and hazard and precautionary statements.
GHS affects all of us, and Fisher Safety has you covered. Training programs and materials, resources and products that comply with the new requirements are accessible in one place: right here!
To learn more about our equipment maintenance and service programs, click on interest area below.
OSHA mandates that workers be trained on the new labeling and SDS formats by Dec. 1, 2013. Choose from a variety of online, onsite and offsite GHS training programs.
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Everything you need to know about GHS is a click away — from how and why the GHS was created to what you need to do to comply.
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Get GHS labels, label makers, printers, charts, posters and more here. Fisher Safety carries the GHS products from industry leaders such as Brady.
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Frequently Asked Questions
In response to the overwhelming number of questions posed during the November 7, 2013 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Webinar sponsored by Fisher Safety and Brady we've organized responses into these easy-to-use categories:
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- General program information
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or former MSDS
- Labeling and Signage
- Chemical Inventory
- Fisher Scientific Chemicals
Did You Know
About 30 percent of workplace eye injuries are caused by contact with chemicals that are harmful to the eyes.
2013 HazCom Seminar
OSHA has updated its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). View the webinar from HazCom Webinar November 7, 2013 hosted by Fisher Safety and Brady.
The information contained within the presentation DOES NOT MEET THE DECEMBER 1, 2013 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS for the OSHA updates to the Hazardous Communications Standard. This presentation is an overview only. For complete training solutions visit our Training Information page.
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