We recently wrote a post to help you comply with the new labeling requirements mandated by the Hazard Communication/HazCom 2012 alignment with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). If you missed that post, you can read it here.
In this post, we’re going to give some information on what OSHA calls “hazards not otherwise classified,” or HNOC. In addition, read our other post addressing HazCom requirements for pyrophoric gases, simple asphyxiants, and combustible dusts.
So, what’s a “hazard not otherwise classified,” you ask?
It’s a hazard that’s not covered by the GHS classification system included as part of the HazCom 2012 revision. And it’s also not a pyrophoric gas, a simple asphyxiant, or a combustible dust.
Including information about the HNOC on the chemical label is not mandatory, but manufacturers can choose to do so. In those cases, the information should be put in the Supplemental Information section of the label.