Tony Ferraro

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  • in reply to: What are GHS Signal Words? #55
    Tony Ferraro
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    There are two signal words that are incorporated in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), they are danger and warning. Danger is used for more severe hazards and warning is used when identifying hazards that are less severe. It is generally understood that there should only be one signal word used per label despite how may hazards are the chemical presents. These signals alert the reader of the label regarding the potential hazard level of the contents. Signal words have become a requirement in the GHS labeling system.

    in reply to: When is GHS Required? #53
    Tony Ferraro
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    To my understanding, GHS is not a regulation but simply an established and agreed upon hazard classification and communication system. GHS was originally developed in the United Nations and even though all countries are not obligated to follow or adopt the system, it is basically an attempt to create some sort of cohesive understanding/identification system regarding chemical safety.

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