OSHA has adopted the new hazardous chemical labeling requirements as part of the effort to harmonize with the United Nation's Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
The new label provides information to workers on the specific hazardous chemical. The container limits the label size and what can be communicated to anyone who handles, uses, stores, or transports hazardous chemicals, making the corresponding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) a more thorough source of information on hazardous chemicals.
The sample container label for acrolein below, shows the required elements for chemical labels under the GHS standard.
In cases where a laboratory creates a hazardous material, all SDS and container label requirements apply.