Compliance Alert

OSHA Publishes Final GHS Rule

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: March 20th, 2012
Topics: GHS Transition | HazCom |

It’s here! OSHA has finally published final changes to the Hazcom standard to deal with GHS, i.e., the UN Globally Harmonized System which is designed to coordinate workplace chemical safety regulations across the world.

The key thing you need to know RIGHT NOW: If you’re like most employers, the parts of the new standard affecting you most directly are the required changes to Hazcom labels and MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets).

The new Standard has just been published and runs over 800 pages. So we haven’t had time to digest it all yet. But we will. And we will ASAP. And then we’ll tell you what the changes are and what to do to comply with them. In the meantime, if you want to look the new standard over yourself, check out the OSHA website. Since the stuff is a bit hard to find, to save you time, here’s a rundown of what info is available and how to get it:

Hazard Communication

Click here if you want to see our overview of the Proposed GHS standard. Of course, Insider will get to work going thru the final version and will issue a new summary some time in the next 24 hours.