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1 Summary of OSHAs New Hazard Communication Standard The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Background Explanation: OSHA has adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. The new label elements and Safety Data Sheet (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheet) requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace. What Chemicals are Included? The GHS covers all hazardous chemicals. There are no complete exemptions from the scope of the GHS for a particular type of chemical or product. The term "chemical" is used broadly to include substances, products, mixtures, preparations, or any other terms that may be used by existing systems. GHS Defined Physical Hazards include: Explosives Flammable Gases Flammable Aerosols Oxidizing Gases Gases Under Pressure Flammable Liquids Flammable Solids Self-Reactive Substances Pyrophoric Liquids Pyrophoric Solids Self-Heating Substances Substances which, in contact with water emit flammable gases Oxidizing Liquids Oxidizing Solids Organic Peroxides Corrosive to Metals GHS Defined Health Hazards include: Acute Toxicity Skin Corrosion/Irritation Serious Eye Damage/Eye Irritation Respiratory or Skin Sensitization Germ Cell Mutagenicity Carcinogenicity Reproductive Toxicology Target Organ Systemic Toxicity - Single Exposure Target Organ Systemic Toxicity - Repeated Exposure Aspiration Toxicity GHS Defined Environmental Hazards include: Hazardous to the Aquatic Environment Acute aquatic toxicity Chronic aquatic toxicity Bioaccumulation potential Rapid degradability 800-257-8199 www.compliancecentre.net

2 How Does it Affect Your Workplace? In the workplace, it is expected that most of the GHS elements will be adopted, including: GHS physical and health hazard criteria, as appropriate; Labels that have the harmonized core information under the GHS (signal words, hazard statements and symbols, etc.); Safety Data Sheets; Employee training to help ensure effective communication Chemical Labels : The standardized label elements included in the GHS are: Symbols (hazard pictograms): Convey health, physical and environmental hazard information, assigned to a GHS hazard class and category. Signal Words: "Danger" or "Warning" are used to emphasize hazards and indicate the relative level of severity of the hazard, assigned to a GHS hazard class and category. Hazard Statements: Standard phrases assigned to a hazard class and category that describe the nature of the hazard. Manufacturer’s must attach labels that have a product identity, signal word, hazard statement, pictogram, first aid statement and supplier identification. 800-257-8199 www.compliancecentre.net

3 What Do the Pictograms Look Like? GHS Pictograms and Hazard Classes Oxidizers Flammables Self Reactives Pyrophorics Self-Heating Emits Flammable Gas Organic Peroxides Explosives Self Reactives Organic Peroxides Acute toxicity (severe) Corrosives Gases Under Pressure Carcinogen Respiratory Sensitizer Reproductive Toxicity Target Organ Toxicity Mutagenicity Aspiration Toxicity Environmental Toxicity Irritant Dermal Sensitizer Acute toxicity (harmful) Narcotic Effects Respiratory Tract Irritation 800-257-8199 www.compliancecentre.net

4 ACUTE ORAL TOXICITY - Annex 1 LD50 Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 5 mg/kg 5 50 mg/kg ³ 50 300 mg/kg ³ 300 2000 mg/kg ³ 2000 5000 mg/kg Pictogram Signal word No symbol Danger Hazard statement Fatal if swallowed Danger Danger Warning Warning Fatal if swallowed Toxic if swallowed Harmful if swallowed May be harmful if swallowed Example of GHS Chemical Label ToxiFlam (Contains: XYZ) Danger! Toxic If Swallowed, Flammable Liquid and Vapor Do not eat, drink or use tobacco when using this product. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Keep container tightly closed. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flame. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical equipment. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Use only non-sparking tools. Store in cool/well-ventilated place. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CONTROL CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. In case of fire, use water fog, dry chemical, CO2, or "alcohol" foam. See Material Safety Data Sheet for further details regarding safe use of this product. MyCompany, MyStreet, MyTown NJ 00000, Tel: 444 999 9999 800-257-8199 www.compliancecentre.net

5 Safety Data Sheets: The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provides comprehensive information for use in workplace chemical management. Employers and workers use the SDS as sources of information about hazards and to obtain advice on safety precautions. The GHS requires Safety Data Sheets to include 16 headings, as follows: 1. Identification of the substance or mixture and of the supplier 2. Hazards identification 3. Composition/information on ingredients 4. First aid measures 5. Firefighting measures 6. Accidental release measures 7. Handling and storage 8. Exposure controls/personal protection. 9. Physical and chemical properties 10. Stability and reactivity 11. Toxicological information 12. Ecological information 13. Disposal considerations 14. Transport information 15. Regulatory information 16. Other information including information on preparation and revision of the SDS Compliance Dates: To help companies comply with the revised standard, OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over several years (December 1, 2013 to June 1, 2016). Completion Date Requirement(s) December 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) Employers format. June 1, 2015 Compliance with all modified provisions of this final rule, except: December 1, 2015 Who Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and The Distributor shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical employers manufacturer or importer unless it is a GHS label June 1, 2016 Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program Employers as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. Transition Period May comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (the final standard), or the current Chemical manufacturers, standard, or both importers, distributors, and employers For more information, visit OSHA’s website at http://www.osha.gov or call Compliance Centre at 800-257-8199. 800-257-8199 www.compliancecentre.net

a GHS hazard class and category. Signal Words: "Danger" or "Warning" are used to emphasize hazards and indicate the relative level of severity of the hazard, assigned to a GHS hazard class and category. Hazard Statements: Standard phrases assigned to a hazard class and category that describe the nature of the hazard.

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