When OSHA adopted the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), we carefully reviewed the new regulations and requirements. We recognized that our ceramic products are considered “articles” which, OSHA Hazard Communication Regulation (HazCom 2014) 29 CFR 1910.1200(c), states the definition as,
“a manufactured item other than a fluid or particle: (i) which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture; (ii) which has end use function(s) dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use; and (iii) which under normal conditions of use does not release more than very small quantities, e.g., minute or trace amounts of a hazardous chemical (as determined under paragraph (d) of this section), and does not pose a physical hazard or health risk to employees”.
HazCom 2014, 29 CFR 1910.1200(b)(6)(v) states that the scope and application does not apply to “articles”. Due to this fact, we have created Product Information Sheets (PIS) to convey information regarding safe handling and disposal of our products as a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is not applicable. Our product information documents follow the SDS structure as closely as possible in order to provide relevant data. We have received similar non-GHS based documents to relay pertinent information from other venders who produce articles and find this to be common practice.