OSHA to Participate in GHS Conference

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 33rd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held July 10 through July 12, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the […]

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U.S., Canada Agree on Common Labeling of Chemicals

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Health Canada, through the Regulatory Cooperation Council, have jointly developed a 2016-2017 Workplace Chemicals Work Plan. The purpose of the work plan is to ensure that current and future requirements for classifying and communicating the hazards of workplace chemicals will be acceptable in the United States and […]

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OSHA to Seek Input on Chemical Hazards for Warning and Labeling Purposes

As part of its efforts to protect workers from the hazards of chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue new guidance on how to apply the Weight of Evidence approach when dealing with complex scientific studies. On February 16, OSHA will begin accepting comments on its Guidance on Data Evaluation for Weight of […]

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OSHA Issues Enforcement Instructions for Revised HazCom Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a directive for enforcement of the new Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), which went into effect on June 1. HazCom was revised in March 2012 (officially dubbed HCS 2012) to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), and manufacturers, importers and […]

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