OSHA Adopts GHS

GHS Compliance Calendar: Key Dates & Deadlines

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 2nd, 2012
Topics: GHS Transition | HazCom |

 

DATE SIGNIFICANCE WHAT EMPLOYERS(1) MUST DO
May 25, 2012 Final GHS Rule officially takes effect (60 days from Mar. 26, 2012, Fed. Reg. publication date)

Nothing

Dec. 1, 2013 Employee training deadline
June 1, 2015 Deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers & distributors to reclassify & prepare GHS-compliant SDSs Nothing
Dec. 1, 2015 Deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers & distributors to meet GHS label requirements Nothing
June 1, 2016 Deadline for updating your  Hazcom program to comply with GHS
  • Make sure each hazardous chemical has proper GHS label
  • Make sure each hazardous chemical has proper SDS
  • Provide any additional training employees need to follow your updated Hazcom program

 

NOTES
(1) “Employer” means employers that use, handle or store chemicals provided by an outside manufacturer, importer or distributor—as opposed to employers who are the chemical’s manufacturer, importer or distributor

 
 
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