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Z400.1 ansi msds

  1. 1. Revision of the ANSI Z400.1 Standard for 2003 Society for Chemical Hazard Communication Spring 2003
  2. 2. History of the Standard Work Group’s Approach
  3. 3. The ANSI Z400.1 Standard l Developed as a CMA Guideline in early 1990’s – Approved as a consensus standard by ANSI in 1993 – Revised in 1998 l Provides guidance to MSDS Preparers: – To develop consistent, understandable MSDSs, providing useful information to a variety of audiences – Companion to ANSI Z129.1 Labeling Standard l Due for revision in 2003
  4. 4. The ANSI Process l American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – Does not develop standards – Provides framework for development and approval of voluntary consensus standards l The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is the ANSI accredited standards developer (sponsor) for this standard l ANSI Procedures for the Development and Coordination of American National Standards.
  5. 5. The ANSI Process, cont’d l ACC is responsible for maintaining the standard by updating it as necessary on a 5-year cycle. l Develop consensus for the standard by using ANSI’s Accredited Canvass Method l Final approval by ANSI Board of Standards Review
  6. 6. ANSI’s Canvass Method l ACC develops list of potential canvassees by identifying organizations having an interest in the standard l These organizations are contacted, and invited to participate in the canvass in one of three categories: * Producer * User * General Interest l Canvass list includes all who agree to participate – Previous canvass lists included about 100 participants
  7. 7. ANSI’s Canvass Method, cont’d l The revised standard is sent to the canvass list for ballot and comment l All written comments will be considered l Standard is submitted to ANSI for approval l To be approved by ANSI, the revised standard must receive positive votes from a majority of the canvass list and at least 2/3 of those voting on the revision, excluding abstentions.
  8. 8. Who We Are l The MSDS Work Group is an ad hoc committee under the Product Stewardship Team of ACC l Work group is composed of representatives of 20 member companies of the American Chemistry Council. l The group includes toxicologists, product stewardship managers, and hazard communication experts. l Membership roster available
  9. 9. Considerations l Improve hazard communication l Consistency with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard l Consistency with the ANSI Labeling Standard (ANSI Z129.1-2000) l Meet the needs of MSDS authors and users
  10. 10. Considerations, cont’d l Alignment with international regulations – Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) – European Council Directive 91/155/EEC – Globally Harmonized System (GHS) – ISO – Others l Cost of implementation l Enhanced clarity/readability/consistency of standard
  11. 11. Considerations, cont’d l We met with a representative of OSHA to discuss: – How we might improve the standard l More specific guidance l Reduction in cost of standard – The impact of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  12. 12. Proposed Changes
  13. 13. Section 1: Product and Company Identification No significant changes
  14. 14. Section 2: Composition Section 3: Hazards Identification (Current) l Reversal of information in Sections 2 and 3 so that Hazards Identification appears before Composition Information l References that reflect this change were made accordingly
  15. 15. Section 2: Composition Section 3: Hazards Identification (Current), cont’d l Eliminated the option to list exposure guidelines in the Composition Section l Moved wording regarding the OSHA hazard determination process from “Potential heath effects” to Chapter 3 of the standard.
  16. 16. Section 2: Composition Section 3: Hazards Identification (Current), cont’d l Moved OSHA Regulatory Status from Composition to Hazards Identification l Added reference to hazard symbols, if used, as recommended by the GHS l Deleted examples and edited others to increase consistency with the labeling standard (ANSI Z129.1- 2000)
  17. 17. Section 4: First Aid Measures No significant changes
  18. 18. Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures l Revised wording and examples of the entire section to improve readability l Flammable properties now required in Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties. May also be included in Section 5.
  19. 19. Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures, cont’d l Extinguishing media was expanded to give clear distinction (with examples) between: – suitable extinguishing media – unsuitable extinguishing media
  20. 20. Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures, cont’d l Protection of Firefighters was expanded into two separate categories: – “Specific hazards arising from the chemical” – “Special protective equipment and precautions for fire-fighters”
  21. 21. Section 6: Accidental Release Measures No significant changes
  22. 22. Section 7: Handling and Storage No significant changes
  23. 23. Section 8: Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection l Rearrange subsection so that Exposure Guidelines appear first l Eliminate option to list exposure guidelines in the Composition Section l Modify Exposure Guideline example to increase consistency and readability
  24. 24. Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties l Flammable properties are now required in this section – Option to repeat them in Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures l Inclusion of other properties where appropriate and relevant
  25. 25. Section 10: Stability and Reactivity l Hazardous polymerization subheading replaced with Possibility of Hazardous Reactions l Note added to Chemical Stability to define “normal”. l Note regarding data inclusion added to Conditions to Avoid with examples
  26. 26. Section 11: Toxicological Information l More complete and accurate list of data types – Sensitization – Developmental toxicity – Target organ toxicity
  27. 27. Section 12: Ecological Information l More complete list of data types – Ecotoxicity – Persistence/Degradability – Bioaccumlation/Accumulation – Mobility in Soil – Other Adverse Effects l Simplified examples l Increased consistency with Section 11: Toxicological Information
  28. 28. Section 13: Disposal Considerations No significant changes
  29. 29. Section 14: Transport Information l Revised elements that should be included, where applicable: – Marine pollutant information – Subsidiary hazard classes
  30. 30. Section 14: Transport Information, cont’d l Revised optional elements that could be included, where applicable – Special precautionary information – Reference Emergency Response Guides • DOT “Emergency Response Guide” • ICAO “Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents Involving Dangerous Goods” • IMO “Emergency Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods”
  31. 31. Section 15: Regulatory Information l Included Additional References – EU information lClassifications lSymbols lRisk Phrases lSafety Phrases – Product Registration Data lChina, Korea, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, etc.
  32. 32. Section 16: Other Information No significant changes
  33. 33. Changes to Other Chapters l Information in Chapters One and Two combined into one chapter l Reduction of number of sample MSDSs l Update glossary l Update resources document l Removal of Annexes C and E
  34. 34. Path Forward l Goal to send draft revised standard to the canvass for review in the Second Quarter of 2003 l Availability of the draft document will be noted in ANSI Standards Action at: www.ansi.org l Anticipated publication of ANSI Z400.1-2003 in the Fourth Quarter of 2003

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