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globally-harmonized-system-smOSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is now aligned with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

This Hazard Communication Standard update provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.

The first deadline for implementation is Dec. 1, 2013, the date by which employers must train workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet.

OSHA has prepared a number of additional materials that explain the new changes to the requirements of the HCS, including QuickCards, a training fact sheet (PDF*), a list of frequently asked questions and a brief (PDF*) on labels and pictograms. These and other materials are available on OSHA’s Hazard Communications page.

You can sign up for our GHS webinars, or contact the nearest SRP Environmental office for assistance with the new standard or to schedule training for your employees.


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