OSHA Hazard Communication Deadline Passes
OSHA Hazard Communication Deadline Passed
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US chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors were required to train over 43 million workers on new label elements and the updated Safety Data Sheet format by December 1, 2013.
Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard:
- Hazard classification: Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to determine the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import. Hazard classification under the new, updated standard provides specific criteria to address health and physical hazards as well as classification of chemical mixtures.
- Safety Data Sheets: The new format requires 16 specific sections to ensure consistency in presentation of important protection information.
- Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers must provide a label that includes a signal word, pictogram, hazard statement, and precautionary statement for each hazard class and category.
- Information and training: The new standard requires that workers be trained on the new label elements and safety data sheet format, in addition to current training requirements.
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