Ultrachem Newsletter – Are You Ready for GHS?

December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard

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). For detailed information, click here.

If you have not trained your employees on these new GHS requirements, you need to do it now. That deadline was December 1st, 2013. Ultrachem can help with training materials to assist in compliance with this new directive. Please contact your sales professional for additional information or visit our website: www.ultracheminc.com for more information.

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