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Hazard Communication 2012 & Right-To-Know. Summary of 2012 Changes. Revised 1994 Haz Com Standard (HCS) Goal is to be consistent with United Nations Globally Harmonized System Terminology Changes: Hazard Determination Hazard Classification Evaluate Classify MSDS SDS . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Hazard Communication Standard 2012

Hazard Communication 2012&Right-To-Know

Summary of 2012 ChangesRevised 1994 Haz Com Standard (HCS)Goal is to be consistent with United Nations Globally Harmonized SystemTerminology Changes:Hazard Determination Hazard ClassificationEvaluate ClassifyMSDS SDS

AppendicesInformation that used to be in definition section was moved to appendices:

Appendix A Health Hazard CriteriaAppendix B Physical Hazard CriteriaAppendix C Allocation of Label ElementsAppendix D Safety Data Sheets

NYS PESH Training and Education4Purpose of Regulation To protect employees from chemical hazards in the workplace

4Hazardous ChemicalAny chemical which is classified as a physical hazard or a health hazardAlso includes:Simple asphyxiantsCombustible dustsPyrophoric gasesHazards not otherwise classifiedHazard ClassificationHazard Class and Category (Severity), where appropriateIdentify and consider full range of available scientific literature and other evidence concerning potential hazards including mixturesAppendix A for Health HazardsAppendix B for Physical HazardsAppendix B Physical Hazard

8 App B - Physical Hazards

888This table shows the hazard classes and categories OSHA adopted in its final rule.

As with health hazards, OSHA tried to maintain the scope of Haz Com 1994 for physical hazards in Haz Com 2012. Therefore, you will notice this list also includes pyrophoric gases and combustible dusts.

The definition for pyrophoric gas is contained in paragraph (c) and the label elements are presented in Appendix C.

For combustible dust, we are treating as we always have. The definition for this hazard is provided in the Combustible Dust NEP (Directive CPL 03-000-008). Guidance on this hazard is provided using existing documents, including those on OSHAs webpage. In addition there are a number of voluntary consensus standards (particularly those from NFPA) that address combustible dust.

Deana will now talk about the hazard communication program and labels.8Explosives/Blasting AgentsOldNewNYS PESH Training and Education9

FlammablesGases, Aerosols, Solids and LiquidsPrecautions - Sources of ignitionStorageHousekeepingProper use

Comparison of New and Old Flammable Liquid CriteriaGHSFlammable and Combustible Liquids Standard (29 CFR 1910.106)CategoryFlashpoint C (F)Boiling Point C (F)ClassFlashpoint C (F)Boiling Point C (F)Flammable 1< 23 (73.4) 35 (95)Flammable Class IA< 22.8 (73)< 37.8 (100)Flammable 2< 23 (73.4)> 35 (95)Flammable Class IB< 22.8 (73) 37.8 (100)Flammable 3 23 (73.4) and 60 (140)Flammable Class IC Combustible Class II 22.8 (73) and < 37.8 (100) 37.8 (100) and < 60 (140)Flammable 4 > 60 (140) and 93 (199.4)Combustible Class IIIA 60 (140) and 35C (95F)

3Flash point 23C (73.4F) and 60C (140F)

4Flash point > 60C (140F) and 93C (199.4F)

Hazard ClassHazard Category


ExplosivesDiv 1.1Div 1.2Div 1.3Div 1.4Div 1.5Div 1.6

Flammable Gases12

Flammable Aerosols12

Oxidizing Gases1

Gases under Pressure

Compressed Gases

Liquefied Gases

Refrigerated Liquefied Gases Dissolved Gases1

Flammable Liquids1234

Self-Reactive ChemicalsType AType BType CType DType EType FType G

Pyrophoric Liquids1

Pyrophoric Solid1

Pyrophoric GasesSingle category

Self-heating Chemicals12

Chemicals, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases123

Oxidizing Liquids123

Oxidizing Solids123

Organic PeroxidesType AType BType CType DType EType FType G

Corrosive to Metals1

Combustible DustsSingle Category

Hazard CategorySignal WordHazard StatementPictogram

1DangerFatal if Inhaled

2DangerFatal if Inhaled

3DangerToxic if Inhaled

4WarningHarmful if Inhaled

Health Hazard

Carcinogen Mutagenicity Reproductive Toxicity Respiratory Sensitizer Target Organ Toxicity Aspiration Toxicity Flame

Flammables Pyrophorics Self-Heating Emits Flammable Gas Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides Exclamation Mark

Irritant (skin and eye) Skin Sensitizer Acute Toxicity Narcotic Effects Respiratory Tract Irritant Hazardous to Ozone Layer (Non-Mandatory)

Gas Cylinder

Gases Under Pressure Corrosion

Skin Corrosion/Burns Eye Damage Corrosive to Metals Exploding Bomb

Explosives Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides

Flame Over Circle

Oxidizers Environment


Aquatic Toxicity Skull and Crossbones

Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)

C.4.4 SKIN CORROSION/IRRITATION (CONTINUED)(Classified in Accordance with Appendix A.2)

PictogramExclamation mark

Hazard categorySignal wordHazard statement

2WarningCauses skin irritation

C.4.19 FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS(Classified in Accordance with Appendix B.6)


Hazard categorySignal wordHazard statement

1DangerExtremely flammable liquid and vapor

2DangerHighly flammable liquid and vapor

3WarningFlammable liquid and vapor

Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of June 1, 2015, the HCS will require new SDSs to be in a uniform format, and include the section numbers, the headings, and associated information under the headings below:

Section 1, Identification includes product identifier; manufacturer or distributor name, address, phone number; emergency phone number; recommended use; restrictions on use.

Section 2, Hazard(s) identification includes all hazards regarding the chemical; required label elements.

Section 3, Composition/information on ingredients includes information on chemical ingredients; trade secret claims.

Section 4, First-aid measures includes important symptoms/effects, acute, delayed; required treatment.

Section 5, Fire-fighting measures lists suitable extinguishing techniques, equipment; chemical hazards from fire.

Section 6, Accidental release measures lists emergency procedures; protective equipment; proper methods of containment and cleanup.

Section 7, Handling and storage lists precautions for safe handling and storage, including incompatibilities.

Section 8, Exposure controls/personal protection lists OSHA's Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs); Threshold Limit Values (TLVs); appropriate engineering controls; personal protective equipment (PPE).

Section 9, Physical and chemical properties lists the chemical's characteristics.

Section 10, Stability and reactivity lists chemical stability and possibility of hazardous reactions.

Section 11, Toxicological information includes routes of exposure; related symptoms, acute and chronic effects; numerical measures of toxicity.

Section 12, Ecological information*

Section 13, Disposal considerations*

Section 14, Transport information*

Section 15, Regulatory information*

Section 16, Other information, includes the date of preparation or last revision.

*Note: Since other Agencies regulate this information, OSHA will not be enforcing Sections 12 through 15(29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(2)).

Employers must ensure that SDSs are readily accessible to employees.See Appendix D of 1910.1200 for a detailed description of SDS contents.