The United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was developed to promote the sound management of chemicals. This is an agreed upon management approach, but regulatory authorities in countries adopting the GHS will implement the system according to their own regulatory processes. After reflecting on the aspects of chemical management that the GHS system covers, describe how you believe the GHS system will affect you or others in your field as you perform your various job functions.
The Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published the Emergency Response Guidebook and has developed a free, mobile web app of the Emergency Response Guidebook (2016). Reflect on the information available in this guidebook or through the app and on the format in which it is presented. Which resource (hard copy or mobile app) would be a more effective tool for you in the workplace and why?
When certain hazardous chemicals are stored or mixed together, violent reactions can occur. Section 7 of the new GHS Safety Data Sheet includes a section describing any chemical incompatibilities. Reflect on the importance of this section and a general understanding of chemical incompatibility in the workplace. What tool do you currently use and intend to use to evaluate chemical reactivity and incompatibility in your workplace?
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