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Notice of the removal of HMIS from CSI product Safety Data Sheets

Effective immediately, all CSI product SDS’s will no longer have the HMIS ratings for each product listed on them.

Hazardous Material Identification System (HMIS) labels are used whenever a chemical is moved from its parent container to a secondary workplace container.

HMIS Ratings

OSHA has put out a new requirement that the workplace labeling system (HMIS) needs to be changed to a Globally Harmonized System (GHS) by June 1, 2016.

The current HMIS labeling number system is opposite of the new GHS label elements.

Example: A rating of #1 was a slight hazard and with the new GHS hazard rating system #1 is a severe hazard.

HMIS Opposite GHS

HMIS ratings for chemicals are not a requirement on SDS’s so to avoid any confusion, CSI is removing HMIS ratings from our SDS’s.

A complete list of CSI’s products HMIS ratings can be supplied if requested.

Please contact customer service at 800-225-2231 or  if you have any questions.