Back to top Has the chemical composition of reagents changed?
No, GHS will not lead to any change in the chemical composition of our products. Therefore, the hazard potential remains unchanged. Only the look of our labels and packaging will be affected.
Back to topHave any changes to reagents occurred that could affect the intended use of the kit?
No, GHS will not lead to any change in the intended use of our products. Only the look of our labels and packaging will be affected.
Back to topWhat are the main elements of a GHS label?
GHS is based on 16 physical, 10 health, and 3 environmental classes of hazard. These hazards are communicated by the combination of a pictogram, signal word, and statements of the hazard and the precaution to be taken.
Back to topWhich products are affected from the change?
||GHS implemented 9 hazard pictograms
||"Danger" or "Warning"
||A statement assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazard(s) of a chemical, including the degree of hazard (where appropriate)
||A phrase that describes recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling of a hazardous chemical
Only labels for components that are classified under GHS as hazardous materials will be affected.
Back to topHow is QIAGEN informing customers?
Before shipping the first GHS-labeled products, QIAGEN will begin including in each despatched kit box the Important Note (see GHS Labeling below) giving an overview of the coming changes due to GHS.
Back to topI'm working in a lab. What must I do?
The new GHS regulation implies you must:
- Inform and train your staff
- Apply the new labeling to your own mixtures
- Update workplace safety guidelines and other documentation
See the information below and visit the United Nations webpage (see External Links below) for more information.