OSHA Clarifies Compliance Dates for HCS 2012 Labeling

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In March of 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This has provided a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Earlier …

OSHA to Address Hazardous Chemical Exposures

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Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the launch of a national dialogue concerning hazardous substances and exposures to these substances that result in work-related illnesses. OSHA has stated that the first stage consists of gathering information on the management of hazardous chemical exposures and strategies for updating permissible exposure limits (PELs). PELs are regulatory exposure limits …

OSHA Releases Resources to Help Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals

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The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released two new web resources in October to help protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace.  Tens of thousands of workers become sick or die from harmful exposure to these chemicals.  OSHA’s hazardous chemical exposure standards are out of date and don’t include the entire range of harmful chemicals. The first resource …