OSHA HazCom requirements; printable wallet cards now available

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United
Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
(GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two
significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly
known as, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). The new label elements and SDS
requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the
chemicals in their workplace. To help companies comply with the revised standard,
OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over several years (December 1, 2013 to
June 1, 2016).

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