Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, has announced the implementation of new product labels for its full range of research chemicals, metals and materials.
The new labels have been designed and developed based on customer requests and the advent of new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Adopted in June 2012 and being phased in for all new products, these labels feature more extensive physical data and new standardized elements for product safety. The improved labels will benefit customers by including physical property information, such as formula weight, melting point and density, standardized hazardous statements and pictograms, and standardized precautionary phrases.
Alfa Aesar’s labels also adhere to the guidelines set forth by the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The OSHA standard >adheres to the GHS system, which stipulates content and format for Signal Words, Hazard Statements, Pictograms and Precautionary Statements.
For more information about the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard and the Globally Harmonized System, visit the OSHA Hazard Communications web page at www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html.
For a comprehensive index of all pictograms and hazardous and precautionary statements used on Alfa Aesar labels, please visit www.alfa.com/en/gd160w.pgm.
About Alfa Aesar
Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials. With over 37,000 products listed in its catalogs, Alfa Aesar is the single source for customers' needs for chemicals and materials in sizes for research and scale up. The Alfa Aesar catalog carries materials for biological research, organic compounds, high purity inorganics, pure elements, alloys, precious metal catalysts, AA/ICP standards and more. Alfa Aesar has sales offices and distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia and a distributor network covering the globe.