The 90-day review period for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM) passed yesterday (Jan. 23, 2012) with no approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which must review all regulations for economic impact and other issues. The OMB Web site, however, indicates that its review will be completed in February 2012.

The revised HAZCOM standard incorporates the United Nations-initiated Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Personnel Concepts will continue to monitor the development and approval of this new standard and keep you informed here and on our main Web site.