Academic Affairs Office of the Provost
1201 S. State Street
Timme Center, CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) diamonds or Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) is not consistent with the New Hazard Communication 2012/GHS Standard. Therefore as of June 1, 2016, the HMIS system will no longer be used within the Academic Affairs Laboratories. Remove all HMIS labels from stock and use.
Secondary containers are not the original containers used by the chemical manufacturer to house their chemicals or products. They are often smaller containers such as spray bottles, jugs or jars. They hold chemicals or products transferred from the manufacturer's original container. These containers are required to have the following information:
Below are templates for the secondary labels that may be downloaded and used on the secondary containers.
Check your computer for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. It should be standard on all campus computers. If you do not have this version, request an update from TAC.
With Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, you may elect to enter the name of the chemical and the information from the SDS Hazard Statements using your computer before you print the label OR you may print the label and enter the information by hand.
|Avery Label Weather Proof White Address Label||Size||No. of Labels per Sheet||Signal Word - Danger||Signal Word - Warning||No Signal Word|
|5524||3 1/3 x 4 inches||6||Download||Download||Download|
|5523||2 x 4 inches||10||Download||Download||Download|
|5522||1 1/3 x 4 inches||14||Download||Download||Download|
|5520||1 x 2 5/8 inches||30||Download||Download||Download|
For instruction on which signal word to use, which pictogram to select, and what information should be included on the new GHS labels, consult the chemical's safety data sheet.