GHS and OSHA 2015 Label Requirements Occupational Health & Safety

Posted by Gerry Poe

2015 Occupational Health & Safety GHS and OSHA label requirements

osh-logoGHS 2015 Update: By June 1, 2015, all manufacturers, importers, and employers must be ready for GHS -- they must comply with new label requirements and Safety Data Sheets by that deadline. OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 to require employers to adhere to elements of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, setting deadlines for worker training and for the labels and SDSs, along with new requirements for information the labels must include: signal words, hazard statements, pictograms, and more.

This presentation will discuss this fast-approaching deadline and the GHS implementation problems many workplace safety and health professionals are encountering.

Business strategy:

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Once implemented, the revised standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals. This update will also help reduce trade barriers and result in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals while providing cost savings for American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the hazard communication standard.

"Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. "Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive."

~ Dr. David Michaels, discusses the publication of the Final Rule for Hazard Communication


Register:  GHS 2015 Update:
Date:  April 23, 2015

Time:  2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT



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