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Poll Question: Globally Harmonized System

- March 19, 2014 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)

Q-Under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals, which signal word indicates a greater hazard? (Danger, Warning)


February’s poll question must have been too easy for our readers!  Thank you again for participating.

Instead of reinventing the wheel on this one, I’m going to send you to a good safety source.  Curtis Chambers writes the OSHA Training Blog and he explained the difference between the two signal words quite clearly in his June, 2013 post: “In a nutshell, the signal word ‘DANGER’ identifies chemicals and products that present, relatively speaking, a greater or more immediate hazard to the worker, whereas ‘WARNING’ identifies chemicals and products that present a lesser (although still potentially harmful) degree of hazard.”

For more information regarding the GHS Signal Words, check out the OSHA Training Blog.



Chambers, Curtis. “GHS Label Signal Words: The Distinction between DANGER and WARNING.” Oshatraining.com. OSHA Training Blog, 1 June 2013. Web. 17 March 2014. http://oshatrainingservices.blogspot.com/2013/06/ghs-label-signal-words-distinction.html

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