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Updated webpage consolidates information needed to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard

Friday, November 6, 2015

OSHA's newly updated Hazard Communication webpage incorporates drop-down tabs to all topics related to the revised standard, including access to letters of interpretation, the standard, guidance documents and frequently asked questions.

The revised webpage also includes a new international tab with access to the Regulatory Cooperation Council information. Another new tab provides history and background on how OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard aligns with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This update will also help reduce trade barriers and result in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals while providing cost savings for American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the hazard communication standard.

View the website here

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