OSHA hosts public meeting on Globally Harmonized System of labeling chemicals

OSHA hosts public meeting on Globally Harmonized System of labeling chemicals

OSHA is inviting interested parties to participate in an open, informal public meeting Nov. 30 to discuss proposals in preparation for the 20th session of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The Globally Harmonized System was formally adopted by the United Nations in December 2002. The GHS is a single, harmonized system for classification of chemicals according to their health, physical, and environmental effects. It also provides harmonized communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets.

The public may attend without prior notice a meeting of the U.S. Interagency GHS Coordinating Group hosted by OSHA in the Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to provide interested groups and individuals with an update on GHS-related issues and an opportunity to express their views for consideration in developing U.S. government positions for the upcoming U.N. meeting, which will take place Dec. 7-9 in Geneva, Switzerland. See the Federal Register notice  for more information.

Source:  OSHA Quick Takes

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1. Vieux wrote:
So I am of coarse just a aeymln, but I can't help but occasionally get on the web to research controversy on BB. I did use this product without gloves, I was unaware at the time that it was, well not good for you in general, however I did use it after going to a class up in Sioux Falls, the reps there were adamant about not having to use glove and proper ventilation is all that is needed, we questioned them again and again, and the woman do the BB, on one of our salon owners insisted she did several of these a day, I don't think so. I have to say my hands were like sand paper when I got done, my throat burned as did my eyes. I get that those of us with unruly, crappy, coarse hair have found a product that gives us beautiful hair, but at what cost? I am so torn, what happens if down the road it is discovered that the long term effects of BB are detrimental? I guess its like smoking some are going to do it no matter the cost and maybe live to be one hundred, others may not be so lucky. I am no chemist but I have used this product several times with an EPA approved vent system, It's not good, I wonder how long it takes to get out of your system, or does it ever? I cant even say having a wind tunnel fan blowing directly at you would be safe, but I am trying other products and have not found one to be nearly what BB is. I will keep looking, but I will also continue to use BB on my own hair outside when there is a slight breeze. I have tried Kera Spa, leaves natural curl, but does contain frizz somewhat, and I have only tried it on finer hair.

Sat, April 7, 2012 @ 5:22 PM

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