(PRWEB) May 29, 2015
Starting June 1, OSHA is mandating that all organizations must be compliant with the updated GHS-based Hazard Communication Standard, including in most cases providing access to the new required format for secondary container labels of chemicals.
The Hazard Communication Standard has slowly been phasing in the rules and regulations put forth by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, also known as GHS. The upcoming June 1, 2015 deadline requires compliance with all GHS provisions, as it applies to manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers.
This means that these entities have to recognize the updated format and make any necessary amendments to their Hazard Communication Program, including changes to hazard classification criteria, chemical labeling requirements, and safety data sheet formats. Many American and foreign chemical manufacturers have already begun to produce compliant SDSs and container labels.
Succeed Management Solutions, LLC has developed a comprehensive Hazard Communication Compliance Program, which helps organizations provide an effective program to ensure compliance with all GHS provisions. One of the key elements of the program is SDS Track®, an application that helps organizations develop and deploy GHS-compliant Safety Data Sheets and secondary container labels. Printing and issuing compliant labels is a major component of the final June 1 GHS provisions.
US Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels states that the new labels “…tell you not only what you need to know, but what you need to do, in a way that’s easier to understand.”
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