Volume 90 Issue 13 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 26, 2012

Communicating Hazards

Regulation: OSHA adopts global system for chemical safety information
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: OSHA, hazard communication, Globally Harmonized System

New warning labels and standardized descriptions of chemicals’ hazards are coming to U.S. labs, factory floors, and other workplaces. Through a regulation released last week, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration is bringing U.S. requirements for communicating chemical safety information to workers in line with an international system.

Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis says OSHA’s revised hazard communication standard “will improve the quality, consistency, and clarity of hazard information that workers receive, . . .

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