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.
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 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.