Proposed Update to Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA is proposing an update of the Hazard Communication Standard to align with the newer Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

The proposed rule is meant to increase worker protections and reduce chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries by improving information provided on labels and in Safety Data Sheets of hazardous chemicals.

Modifications would enhance the standard’s effectiveness by improving information on hazards, so employees are made more aware of exposure to chemical hazards in the workplace.

Other modifications will address implementation issues of the 2012 standard and improve alignment with other federal agencies and Canada.

To see OSHA’s trade release on this, click here now.

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