OSHA Drafts Guidance for Determining Potential Health Hazards of Chemicals

The document is intended to help manufacturers, importers and other employers

According to a news release, OSHA recently published a draft guidance document intended to help manufacturers, importers, and employers consider all available information when classifying hazardous chemicals.

The document outlines the types of information to consider when classifying a substance for health hazards; ways to evaluate the strength of evidence in classification; the scope and use of weight of evidence; and considerations in the use of weight of evidence in according with the HazCom Standard.

“[These] recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and intended to educate scientists and non-scientists alike who prepare labels and SDSs so that they provide accurate and consistent information,” said OSHA.

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