Starting June 1st, 2015, OSHA has mandated that all organizations must be compliant with the next phase of the updated Globally Harmonized System (GHS)-based Hazard Communication Standard.
The deadline requires compliance with all modified provisions of the final rule for manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers. These changes affect hazard communication programs and regulations.
If a company supplies or is required to supply customers with an SDS (MSDS), then they must send it in the new format by June 1, 2015 along with the new GHS compliant labels.
The new changes are being implemented to further improve safety and health protection for American workers nationwide. The GHS is expected to improve trade conditions for chemical manufacturers and thus prevent injuries and save lives.
Click HERE to review the OSHA Fact Sheet which further highlights the benefits, changes and specific compliance deadlines.
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