-Any printed written or graphic material that will be displayed on the containers of hazardous chemicals.
-GHS Labels are, an appropriate group of printed, written and graphic information elements concerning a hazardous product.
– The OSHA label acts as a visual reminder of the hazards of the chemical.
-The purpose of a GHS label is to have the information about the hazardous chemicals in a globally harmonized manner.
– Labels must contain:
- The name of the chemical
- The name and the address of the company responsible
- The correct hazard warnings
– GHS labels must contain:
- An identifier
- Address and telephone number of the party responsible
- Chemical identity
- Hazard pictograms
- Signal words
- Hazard statements
- Precautionary information
– No specific text to be used on the labels as long as there are hazard warnings.
– Hazards contained in the chemical must contain pictograms, have a category, precautionary information and signal words.
– The American National Standard Recommends (ANSI Z126.1) the use of the words, caution, warning, and danger
– The labels only use the words danger and warning
– Cites the ANSI Z129.1 Standard, but it is not required by law
– This will be the Global labelling requirement, once all countries adopt GHS.