GHS Guidelines

New ghs guidelines
OSHA has adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS). This system will change how manufacturers and employers communicate potential hazards of chemicals to employees.
New GHS Guidelines
Safety Data Sheets

Lincoln Electric Will Provide Customers:

GHS-formatted SDS conveniently available online, by email, and mobile device
Automatic email alerts regarding SDS updates and product changes
Safe Use Guide - an informational guide on how to use our products safely
An informative, welder-friendly Safe Use Guide in every package

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Safety Data Sheet FAQs

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

An SDS or Safety Data Sheet is a document containing important information about a hazardous chemical or chemical product which and must include the following:

Product name
Chemical and generic name of certain ingredients
Chemical and physical properties of the hazardous substance
Health hazard information
Precautions for safe use and handling
Manufacturer’s name, address and telephone number

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Safety Data Sheet Section Changes

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Section Changes

Lincoln Electric is moving to enhance the value of its current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and to comply with OSHA's Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). We will replace our current MSDS with a multi-page, 16-section Safety Data Sheet (SDS). The new SDS format will contain enhanced technical environmental, health, safety, and regulatory information and will no longer be included in the product packaging.

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