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COSHH signs

Post by efc » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:58 pm

I'm relatively new to H&S and new to the company I work for so sorry if this is a daft question!

We have COSHH lockers which don't have any lables/signs on the outside of them. I'd like some stickers/labels to put on the outside and I've viewed the signs available but none of them seem to be a generic COSHH sign - either flammable/irritant/danger etc. Is there a generally accepted sign for COSHH lockers? If so, please let me know where I can find it, what's it of, what colour etc? Or will any of the ones I've already found do - in which case which one, or does it really matter?

Please, please help!

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Re: COSHH signs

Post by Ian Rienewerf » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:33 pm

There is no CoSHH sign, unless you make your own up.

It's safe once it's locked away.
So apart from the flammable diamond shaped sign, there is nothing available at the moment.
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Have a look at the new GHS logos
http://www.hse.gov.uk/ghs/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
No entry, an empty diamond, or the old orange square might do the job.
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Re: COSHH signs

Post by Alexis » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi efc and Welcome to the site. :wave:

Your wish was my command. ;) ;) (received message. ./thumbsup.. )

As Ian suggests, you can make your own signs by using any of these links.


http://www.warningsigngenerator.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.dangersigngenerator.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: COSHH signs

Post by efc » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:08 am

Many thanks to you both. Am relieved there isn't a specific COSHH sign as couldn't find one! Will use the cross I think, thanks again.

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Post by Jack Kane » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:24 am

Hey efc,

Welcome to the forums :D :wave:

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Re: COSHH signs

Post by andyblue77 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:12 am

efc

this is a useful site for signs

http://www.online-sign.com/build_sign.php?pic=291" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: COSHH signs

Post by grim72 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:09 pm

Bear in mind that the current orange and black CHIP labels are being replaced by GHS symbols now so if you do add labels make sure you get the up to date ones.

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Re: COSHH signs

Post by Ian Rienewerf » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:25 am

grim72 wrote:Bear in mind that the current orange and black CHIP labels are being replaced by GHS symbols now so if you do add labels make sure you get the up to date ones.
The information is well hidden away, http://www.hse.gov.uk/ghs/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
But the deadline for GHS labelling is being phased in over 5-years:
December 2010 for suppliers of raw ingredients or chemical mixtures.
With CHIP-4 being repealed on 1st June 2015 for end user products such as paints, thinners, bleach etc.

Some good info about dual labelling systems can be found on the air products website.
http://www.airproducts.co.uk/ghs/faq.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
So the old orange labels will need to be around for a while yet.
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Re: COSHH signs

Post by grim72 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:28 am

I have attached a powerpoint presentation which gives an overview of the GHS labelling. I have another mroe detailed version which is too large to post on the forum but if anyone wants a copy please feel free to ask and Ill send you it by email.




Edited by Jack Kane - Sorry, we don't have permission to distribute this file I'm afraid. If you have a direct link, that would be fine.
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Reason: Sorry, we don't have permission to distribute this file I'm afraid. If you have a direct link, that would be fine.

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Re: COSHH signs

Post by Jack Kane » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:13 pm

Nice file Grim, but without the HSE's permission, we can't distribute it on the forums. Is your other presentation yours or is it the HSE's?

If it's yours I'd happily add it to the downloads section with a link back to you.
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Re: COSHH signs

Post by grim72 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:35 am

Oops sorry, the other one is a 36 page powerpoint presentation from the United Nations, I imagine you would have the same issue with that one?

Ive added a few links in below which might be useful:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/ghs/summaryguide.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.hse.gov.uk/ghs/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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