Resource Review: Globally Harmonized Communication Materials

Several OSHA documents related to the revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard.

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Resource Details

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Document

Review Date

11/04/2013

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On May 26, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was revised to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Major changes in the standard were made in the areas of hazard classification, labeling, safety data sheets, and information and training. The revised standard is intended to 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.

The IH/OS SIG compiled a list of numerous OSHA documents related to the revision for consideration for training and other needs at: http://orise.orau.gov/ihos/hottopics/communication.htm.

 

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