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Flexo Sustainable : Earth Day 2013
provided. In addition, it indicates what information is to be included under each heading. The SDS format is the same as the ANSI standard format, which is widely used in the U.S. and is already familiar to many employees. The format of the 16-section SDS should include the follow- ing sections: Section 1. Identification Section 2. Hazard(s) Identification Section 3. Composition/Information on Ingredients Section 4. First-Aid Measures Section 5. Fire-fighting Measures Section 6. Accidental Release Measures Section 7. Handling and Storage Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Section 11. Toxicological Information Section 12. Ecological Information Section 13. Disposal Considerations Section 14. Transport Information Section 15. Regulatory Information Section 16. Other Information (Date of Preparation or Last Revision) Note: Sections 12-15 may be included in the SDS, but are not required by OSHA. OSHA is retaining the requirement to include the Ameri- can Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (AC- GIH) threshold limit values (TLVs) on the SDS in the revised standard. OSHA finds that requiring TLVs on the SDS will provide employers and employees with useful information to help them assess the hazards presented by their workplaces. In addition to TLVs, OSHA permissible exposure limits (PELs), and any other exposure limit used or recommended by the chemical manufacturer, importer, or employer preparing the SDS are also required. OSHA has retained the requirement to include International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) classifications on SDSs. Therefore, if a chemical is listed as a carcinogen by either IARC or NTP, it must be noted on the SDS. Additionally, if OSHA finds a chemi- cal to be a carcinogen, it must be noted on the SDS as well. OSHA expects that the modifications to the HCS will result in increased safety and health for the affected employees and reduce the numbers of accidents, fatalities, injuries, and illnesses associated with exposures to hazardous chemicals. The GHS revisions to the HCS standard for labeling and SDSs would enable employees exposed to workplace chemi- cals to more quickly obtain and to more easily understand in- formation about the hazards associated with those chemicals. In addition, the revisions to HCS are expected to improve the use of appropriate exposure controls and work practices that can reduce the safety and health risks associated with expo- sure to hazardous chemicals. HCS PICTOGRAMS AND HAZARDS Health Hazard Flame Exclamation Mark • Carcinogen • Mutagenicity • Reproductive Toxicity • Respiratory Sensitizer • Target Organ Toxicity • Aspiration Toxicity • Flammables • Pyrophorics • Self-Heating • Emits Flammable Gas • Self-Reactives • Organic Peroxides • Irritant (skin and eye) • Skin Sensitizer • Acute Toxicity (harmful) • Narcotic Effects • Respiratory Tract Irritant • Hazardous to Ozone Layer (Non Mandatory) Gas Cylinder Corrosion Exploding Bomb • Gases under Pressure • Skin Corrosion/ burns • Eye Damage • Corrosive to Metals • Explosives • Self-Reactives • Organic Peroxides Flame over Circle Environment (Non Mandatory) Skull and Crossbones • Oxidizers • Aquatic Toxicity • Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic) www.flexomag.com EARTH DAY 2013 Sustainable FLEXO 9