OSHA Offers HazCom Standard Guidance to Compliance Officers

OSHA has issued instructions on how to develop consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication Standard.

OSHA has issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to develop consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication Standard. The revised standard improved the quality, consistency and clarity of chemical hazard information that workers receive and aligned the standard with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

According to the agency, the instructions outline revisions such as hazard classifications of chemicals, standardizing label elements for containers of hazardous chemicals, and specifying the format and required content for safety data sheets. It also explains how the revised standard is to be enforced during the transitional period, as well as after the standard is fully implemented.

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