OSHA, Canadian Health Department Agree to Align HazCom Standards

OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels and Suzy McDonald of the Department of Health of Canada are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding June 19.

OSHA announced that Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels and Suzy McDonald, director general of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, of the Department of Health of Canada, will sign a memorandum of understanding June 19 pledging their agencies to cooperate on implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals in their respective jurisdictions. The signing ceremony is set for 2:30 p.m. EDT at OSHA's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

GHS is being implemented all over the world. The initial training deadline for OSHA's revised HazCom standard is in December 2013.

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