Here at PAT Labels Online, we offer customers a wide range of labels for different purposes. We pride ourselves on providing companies across the UK with a balance between affordability and high-quality labels, as well as a fast dispatch service, with orders sent out within 24 hours of receipt. Today, we are focussing our attention on GHS regulation labels, looking

What are GHS Regulation Labels?

GHS stands for the Globally Harmonised System, referring to the set of standards for providing chemical safety and hazard information. Since 2016, these regulations have been in place, so in order for your company to comply with the latest safety regulations for use in the workplace, for distribution, transportation and transference of between facilities, you should make sure to employ the use of these labels. In order to check compliance, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are used.

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets are made up of sixteen different sections. Sections one to eight consists of general information such as identifying the chemical and its composition, and details of proper handling and storage, as well as any exposure limits, and advice for what to do in an emergency. The next three sections contain technical and scientific information such as the physical and chemical properties, stability, reactivity and toxicology. The following three sections provide details from Non-OSHA Agencies, including environmental information for disposal and transportation. The last section contains additional not listed elsewhere.

What Information is Needed on a GHS Label?

The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 1910.1200(f)(1) was updated in 2012 to include six particular elements, which make up the GHS standards for labelling potentially hazardous chemical containers. This includes the product name or an identification number, referring to the specific hazardous chemical. Along with this first detail, a signal word such as “warning” is along with a hazard statement about the severity of the hazard and the particular type of the hazard. To transcend any language barriers, and for a faster reaction to the label, a pictogram is displayed on it. The GHS regulation warning diamond labels feature the globally standardised black and white symbols, which are surrounded by red diamonds. A precautionary statement is also shown, so it is possible to minimise or prevent any associated risks. displayed in order to demonstrate any action that can be taken to minimise or prevent any impact of the hazard. Lastly, the GHS label will also identify the supplier with the name, address and telephone number.

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