SiteHawk's GHS Information Center Sheds Light on U.S. Rollout of Globally Harmonized System

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In response to OSHA's proposal to modify its existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System (GHS), SiteHawk continually updates the GHS Information Center to provide the latest news, timelines, and perspectives on global chemical data initiatives.

GHS Timeline

SiteHawk, the leading MSDS and chemical data management services provider, continues to drive industry education efforts with it's GHS Information Center, an online resource for the latest news, updates, and compliance strategies for the pending Globally Harmonized System (GHS). GHS will have profound effects on the chemical data management industry, both for companies that must author and publish material safety data sheets (MSDS) for their chemical products, as well as those companies that must manage MSDS and related chemical information for onsite chemical inventories.

Just recently, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a rule to align the agency's Hazard Communication Standard with provisions of the United Nations GHS, a global chemical information management standard. The proposed regulatory updates will require revisions in both content and format of current safety data sheets, thus causing an "authoring avalanche" for the millions of MSDS documents currently in circulation. Additionally, there will be a tremendous burden placed internally for companies who must acquire, refresh, and re-circulate the updated safety data sheets for their onsite chemical inventories.

SiteHawk is the environmental health and safety industry's main source of GHS-related news and updates. Readers can access the full breadth of GHS resources online at the GHS Information Center.

About SiteHawk
Since 1993, SiteHawk has offered a complete approach to MSDS and chemical data management through web-based, user-friendly software and managed services. The SiteHawk solution portfolio includes services for MSDS management, MSDS authoring, chemical inventory management, and environmental and regulatory compliance. With customers in virtually every industry and throughout the world, SiteHawk continues to lead the environmental health and safety industry in customer satisfaction with a greater than 98% customer retention rate. For more information on any of these services, please visit SiteHawk.

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Kraig Haberer
Ballista Marketing Group
kraig (at) ballistamarketing (dot) com

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