Occupation Safety & Health Administation, as
part of the U.S. Department of Labor, has the primary responsibility of
administrating the OSH Act. Part of the OSH Act is to ensure safe and healthy
working conditions through Workers Right to Know.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a national
information system designed to protect Canadian workers by providing safety and
health information about hazardous workplace materials.
This is a guide for the symbols that are used by WHMIS for identifying a hazardous product.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) facilitates development of
standards by establishing consensus among qualified groups. One of these qualified
groups developed a standard for Material Safety Data Sheets.