GHS Compliance Checklist

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: June 18th, 2013
Topics: GHS Transition |

A GHS complliance self-assessment and scheduling toolPROBLEM: The OSHA GHS rule, which took effect on May 25, 2012, is not a new standard but changes to the existing Hazard Communication standard, or Hazcom, which protects workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals. Hazcom is designed to ensure that workers know about the hazards of the chemicals they work with. GHS doesn’t change the philosophy or fundamental elements of the Hazcom system—classification of chemicals according to the hazards they pose and use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), workplace labels and safety information and training to ensure workers’ “right to know.”  But it does change some of the ways the system operates.

HOW TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Here’s a Checklist you can use to monitor and ensure compliance with the new GHS rules.