The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has submitted its final rule to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) into its Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.

Approval—or back to the drawing board—will come within 90 days.

Developed by the United Nations, GHS is intended to align the major hazard communication standards in use around the world.

Personnel Concepts is watching the development of the new HAZCOM standard and will keep customers alerted as to any new requirements or mandates.

If your company stores, uses, handles or manufactures chemicals, you'll need a Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) for each chemical (a requirement that will not change under GHS). Get yourself an OSHA Compliance Manager Subscription today, and the package includes 12 months of access to an online, downloadable MSDS database.