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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Update Hazard Communication Standard



"The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today (February 5th) issued a proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).


OSHA expects the HCS update will increase worker protections, and reduce the incidence of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries by further improving the information on the labels and Safety Data Sheets for hazardous chemicals. Proposed modifications will also address issues since implementation of the 2012 standard, and improve alignment with other federal agencies and Canada..."


https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/2bfb902

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