This introduction to the Globally Harmonized System of the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals can help in understanding the new classification requirements
Paul Burgess, Labelmaster
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA) revised the U.S. Hazard Communication Law, U.S. 29 CFR 1910.1200, in May of 2012. Virtually every manufacturing and service industry will be involved in adapting its existing hazard communication system to the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and communication of chemical hazards. The law requires all affected workplaces to train their employees in the exigencies of the new hazard communication system by December 1, 2013, and ensure that their employees understand the new labeling and safety data sheets that need to be completely in place by June 1, 2016....
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