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Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

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Nine categories of hazardous chemicals are represented by standardized pictograms with appropriate warning statements used for labels on hazardous chemicals.
GHS labeling requires use of the pictograms shown here, a signal word (for example, Corrosion) and statements about the hazards and precautions.

See a sample label (214 KB PDF) (www.osha.gov).

The right information is essential to staying safe when working with chemicals that can harm you.

Hazard Communication requirements are designed to ensure that the right information on product labels and Safety Data Sheets/SDSs for hazardous chemicals is created and shared with employers and, ultimately, with workers through a Hazard Communication Program and training.

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