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GHS Hazard Statements

  Hazard statements form a critical part of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). These hazard statements, along with other key information required for labels (pictograms, precautionary statements, signal word, etc) are important components of the new OSHA/GHS labeling system, which came into effect today, June 1st, 2016. These standardized…… Continue reading GHS Hazard Statements

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Danger Vs. Warning – OSHA/GHS Labeling

Understanding the difference between Danger and Warning can help you easily identify the hazards you may encounter while working with various chemicals. The new GHS labeling system gone into effect on June 1st, 2016, has specific guidelines that employers need to adhere to in regards to the labeling of hazardous chemicals. One of these new…… Continue reading Danger Vs. Warning – OSHA/GHS Labeling

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What does the NFPA diamond mean?

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) diamond is meant to give general hazard information on the chemical that is being labeled. There are 4 squared sections within the diamond, each with its own color: red, blue, yellow and white. These colors correspond to specific hazards: Red- Flammability Hazard Blue- Health Hazard Yellow- Instability Hazard White- Special Hazard…… Continue reading What does the NFPA diamond mean?