OSHA Submits Revised HAZCOM Standards

OSHA Submits Revised HAZCOM Standards

After several decades of planning and a few missed deadlines this year, OSHA has taken an important step toward publishing a final rule that would align the Hazard Communication Standard with GHS, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Developed by the United Nations, GHS is intended to align the major hazard communication standards in use around the world.
MSDSonline President and CEO Glenn Trout and VP of Sales Chuck Haling are giving a presentation on GHS entitled “GHS is Coming Soon – Are You Prepared?” at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Philadelphia, October 30 through November 4. The session on GHS is Wednesday, November 2, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (session #119, in room 117).
MSDSonline’s presentation will cover the major changes U.S. companies can expect from a revised HCS, including important changes to safety labels and material safety data sheets, as well as steps companies can take to prepare for the impending standard. Trout and Haling will also cover obligations chemical manufacturers and distributors have around hazard classification and MSDS authoring.
OSHA Director Dr. David Michaels is also expected to attend this year’s Congress and Expo, one of the largest safety conferences of its kind, bringing together environmental health and safety professionals from around the world. www.oshadefenders.ocm   www.canstructionsafetymanuals.com

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