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November 22, 2011

GHS Delayed Until Late 2012, or After?

MSDS Station signWe've been watching for OSHA direction on the Globally Harmonized Standard (GHS) for several months. Now OSHA head David Michaels says OSHA's new hazard communication standard may be finalized in the early part of 2012, but that the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) won't go into effect at that time.

Like most OSHA regulations, it would take effect some time later, perhaps up to six months after the new standard is finalized. GHS is expected to provide standardization of MSDS formats in the U.S. and other countries.

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