Tag: HazCom 2012
Six Steps to SDS Success
Guest blogger Duncan Scrimpshire reflects on over 30 years of industry experience to provide insight in to the practical application of SDS documents in the workplace. Keeping workplaces safe and compliant is not an easy task. I remember the days when my office was filled with mounds of MSDS Notebooks and I spent hours doing research…Read more...
OSHA Publishes Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012
Categories: HazCom Compliance
Over two weeks ago, the safety data sheet and labelling requirements under OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (HCS 2012) (29 CFR 1910.1200) went into effect. Manufacturers, importers and employers must provide information about chemical hazards on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels. They also must utilize GHS requirements to alert the user for immediate and consistent recognition…Read more...
Countdown to Compliance – OSHA Enforcement Guidance Provides Clarification Regarding Chemical Mixtures
In the past, we blogged that industry and trade associations have filed petitions requesting OSHA extend the deadline for product formulators, yielding clarification by the OSHA Enforcement Guidance that it would use enforcement discretion for manufacturers and importers who demonstrate they have conducted “reasonable diligence” and made “good faith” efforts to meet the June 1,…Read more...
OSHA Responds to Petition to Extend Deadline for Formulators
Industries Request OSHA Extend Deadline Recently, OSHA responded to nine industry organizations who filed an August, 2014 petition requesting the agency reopen the rulemaking proceedings for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)– the industries request OSHA extends deadlines of June 2015 for formulators to meet HCS 2012 compliance requirements. Under HCS 2012, manufacturers and distributors are required…Read more...
North American HazCom Standard Based on UN GHS to Become a Reality
Is a North American HazCom Standard based on UN GHS going to become a reality? We have gotten just an inkling of the potential answer to this infamous question in the recent weeks as Canada has released a “Description of Proposed Amendments to adopt GHS”.Read more...
OSHA Issues Corrections and Technical Amendment to HazCom Standard Final Rule
OSHA is correcting its regulations that were amended by the Hazard Communication Standard final rule, published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012. The majority of the corrections are to references inadvertently missed in the original publication of the final rule. Other corrections include correcting values or notations in tables, and updating references to terms.Read more...