Friday, February 24, 2012

OMB Review of the Hazard Communication Standard alignment with GHS Complete

As mentioned previously, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) placed the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in extended review on January 24, 2012. As of February 21, 2012 the OMB has completed its review of the proposed Final Rule to align the HCS with the GHS. This proposed change will affect over 40 million workers in the U.S. who are exposed to hazardous chemicals.

The main areas that these changes focus are the following:
  • Employee training
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Chemical labeling

National Safety Compliance will be releasing a training package specifically to assist employers in complying with the revised hazard communication standard in aligning with GHS. The training package will consist of 3 newly produced complete training kits with DVD and additional printable material to ensure you can train all your affected employees.

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