Modifications to OSHA's current Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) would include:
- Revised criteria for classification of chemical hazards
- Revised labeling provisions with standardized signal words, pictograms, hazard statements and precautionary statements
- A specified format for safety data sheets
- Required employee training on labels and safety data sheets
"Following the GHS approach will increase workplace safety, facilitate international trade in chemicals and generate cost savings from production efficiencies for firms that manufacture and use hazardous chemicals," said acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jordan Barab.
The current HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import and provide information to subsequent users. It also requires employers to have a hazard communication program for workers exposed to hazardous chemicals.
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