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New GHS Workplace Labeling System is a new global workplace hazard communication labeling system to improve safety in the workplace. Based on OSHAs "Right-to-Understand" employees will recognize hazards instantly compare to HMIS and NFPA Rating System. Does HMIS Still Work?

Simplicity is the key with the system as it is a symbols based system to avoid increasing language barriers. Details for the GHS workplace labels will easily be found on the supplier label and transferred on to GHS workplace labels by workers. This system alerts workers of the Health Hazards, Physical (flammable symbol only)Hazards, Physical Hazards and Target Organ Effects of a chemical. It will also identify the minimum personal protection required when handling.

The New system exceeds the requirements under WHMIS and OSHAs Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200). More informationNew GHS Green WORKPLACE Label System is new revised edition of a widely used program in North America. The system now complies with OSHAs "Right-to-Understand" by eliminating the numbered rating system Used by HMIS or NFPA .

Using a simplified symbols only system eliminates language barriers and the requirement for additional training. Some additional changes to the system include: modification to the text in the color bars, GHS Symbols, expanded personal protection symbols and target organ Effect symbols are now included on the labels.

Why you don't need Rating any more on your workplace labels


DANGER and WARNING are your NEW Ratings DANGER under GHS = Catagory 1 and 2 Highest Levels of Danger
DANGER under HMIS/NFPA = Rating 4 and 3. HMIS highest levels of Danger

WARNING Under GHS = Catagory 3, 4, 5 Lower levels of Hazard.
WARNING Under HMIS/NFPA = Rating 1 and 2 Lower levels of Hazard.

Under GHS there is no 0
Under HMIS/NFPA 0 is 0
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Secondary Containers -- What are They and When/How to Label Them
What is a Secondary Container?

When you transfer a chemical from its original container to another container, the container you transfer it into is called a "secondary container."

When Do Secondary Containers Have to Be Labeled?

Except for a few cases, secondary containers must be labeled. IF IN DOUBT, LABEL IT!

One common case where you do not have to label a secondary container is if the container is portable and will be used immediately by the person who transferred the chemical into that container.

For example, if you pour a chemical into a bucket and dilute it with water, and then immediately use it (or pour it into smaller spray bottles to be used later in the day), that mixing bucket does not have to be labeled but the spray bottles do. Another example is turpentine in a glass jar for cleaning brushes: IF you are going to use it immediately and it will stay under your control, you don't have to label it (although writing "turpentine" on there would be a good idea). But if you are going to use it day after day until it is too dirty to re-use, then it does have to be labeled.

By the way, don't spend a lot of money on labeling the bottles. In the next year or so, OSHA may revamp the whole system of MSDSs and labeling!

What Information Must Appear on the Label?

What is a Secondary Container?

When you transfer a chemical from its original container to another container, the container you transfer it into is called a "secondary container."

When Do Secondary Containers Have to Be Labeled

One common case where you do not have to label a secondary container is if the container is portable and will be used immediately by the person who transferred the chemical into that container.

For example, if you pour a concentrated disinfectant into a bucket and dilute it with water, and then immediately use it (or pour it into smaller spray bottles to be used later in the day), that mixing bucket does not have to be labeled (but the spray bottles do). Another example is turpentine in a glass jar for cleaning brushes: IF you are going to use it immediately and it will stay under your control, you don't have to label it (although writing "turpentine" on there would be a good idea). But if you are going to use it day after day until it is too dirty to re-use, then it does have to be label

  1. What Information Must Appear on the Label?

    Supplier Labels all must have a signal word in the text on the left side. On the New GHS workplace label you tick off the signal word box that is needed. In this case DANGER.
  2. Next The GHS symbols on the Drum label will tell you what is needed on the workplace label following the Colored GHS Symbols and Meaning Chart.
    1. Blue= Health Hazard
    2. Red= Physical Hazard
    3. Orange or Green = Physical or Environmental Hazard
    4. Black= Target Organ Effects
  3. The first GHS symbol on the Drum Label is Flammable hazard. Follow the arrow to the chart and the chart to your New GHS workplace label. Do the same for Harmful to Health, and Chronic Health Hazard
  4. Target organ effect this information can only be found on a SDS or on the supplier Label paragraph 2. After reading this information you choose the symbols required by the supplier and add that to your label.
  5. The PPE information is based on your company safety requirements. Or see SDS Binder
  6. Please See our training Manuals for Employers and employees. (see New GHS workplace Publication Tab)

GHMIS Made Easy

1. Container Labels will have a signal word in the text on the left side. On the GHS workplace label you check off the signal word box that is needed. In this case DANGER. 

2. GHS Symbols on the container label will tell you what is needed on the workplace label.


    Green System
  • Blue - Health Hazard
  • Red - Physical Hazard
  • Green - Environmental Hazard
  • Black - Target Organ Effects

    Orange System
  • Blue - Health Hazard
  • Red - Physical Hazard 
      (Flammable only)
  • Green - Physical Hazard 
      (All non-flammable hazards)
  • Black - Target Organ Effects

3. Hazard Statements are the main hazards of a GHS classified substance or mixture. 

4. Target Organ Effect information can only be found on an SDS or on the container label. 

5. PPE Information is based on your company safety requirements or see SDS binder.



Globally Harmonized Systems GHS Posters

These eye catching OSHA and WHMIS Right-To-Know Posters contain areas such as Training requirements for SDS's Labeling, GHS Symbols, sample of GHS Bottle Labels and New GHS Workplace Labels System. This poster can be customized with any workplace System. Available in English, Spanish, and French.

Code PO-MS52E Poster 23" x 35" English
Code PO-MS52F Poster 23" x 35" French
Code PO-MS52S Poster 23" x 35" Spanish

 


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