HazCom 2012 Labels

HazCom 2012 labels, SDSs, and classification procedures have been updated such that they implement uniform GHS-prescribed informational elements. As of the 1 June 2015 dealine, hazardous products subject to HazCom 2012 labelling require the following label elements: “product & supplier identifiers, pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and optional supplementary information. Introduction of coloured pictograms is a fundamental aspect of the new chemical labelling system.

There are 9 GHS-prescribed symbols which are now contained within a red-framed square sitting atop its point. Standardization of these graphical elements ensures that HazCom 2012 labels can be easily understood by American workers and also by global populations using American-exported chemical products world-wide. Developing labels under this program first requires that the chemical product is classified into the relevant physical and/or health hazard classes. Based on the classification(s), the appropriate pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, and precautionary statements are assigned. This information may be extracted from an available GHS compliant SDS; Labels are simply minimalized replicates of SDSs, including only the most pertinent information that works to immediately alert users about the hazards related to chemical products.


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Faced with a tight customer deadline for one of our key growth products, DSC turned to Nexreg for converting our MSDS to an EU French language SDS. Within a very short time frame, Nexreg staff provided a competitive quote and turnaround time. With the technical support of highly professional and responsive Nexreg consultants we were able to provide our customer with a compliant SDS that supported their downstream manufacturing needs. Thank you Nexreg!
Mike Horvath, Ph.D., Digital Specialty Chemicals Ltd