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GHS Hazard Communication

What is GHS?  GHS is the acronym for Global Harmonization System.  The GHS Classification System was adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to align domestic labeling requirements with Internationally recognized standards.  Since Hazard Communication must be comprehensive, the use of GHS symbols extends to chemical labeling, lab door signs, safety data sheets, […]

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Urgent! Do you Store Hazardous Chemical Waste?

The State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division has implemented new rules for hazardous waste management. Here are the current guidelines for hazardous chemical waste management implemented by Emory EHSO: LABEL all chemical waste containers to indicate contents (Picture 1). Find labels at www.ehso.emory.edu. AFFIX a GHS pictogram (Figure 1) to the containers that defines the hazard […]

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EHSO Research Safety Lab Inspection Top Findings!

Lab inspections are conducted on a routine basis to assist in compliance with regulations, to identify and correct general lab hazards, and to help ensure a safe work environment. Below is a summary of the top findings from our most recent inspection cycle (September 2016-August 2017), and recommended corrective actions. Item # Item Description Item […]

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Hazardous Materials Shipping Label Changes

Per DOT regulations, the Class 6 Infectious Substance label and the Class 9 Miscellaneous Hazard label have been updated. Effective October 1, 2014, commercial carriers have switched to new labels. Only trained personnel are permitted to ship hazardous materials, including dry ice. CLASS 6 INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE LABEL For Class 6 Infectious Substance labels, the text “In U.S.A. […]

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Labeling and Transfer of Chemicals

Lab personnel cannot use chemical containers that do not meet the labeling requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.  At a minimum, purchased chemical containers must have labels that meet the following: 1. The name of the chemical and the hazards of the chemical must be present on the label 2. The label must be legible […]

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Hazard Communication Standard Update: Globally Harmonized System

In March 2012, OSHA updated the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)  (HAZ COM) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  Under the 2012 HAZCOM revision, significant changes were made to the chemical labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets. Chemical Labeling Chemical labels now must have […]

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