OSHA FINAL RULE AND PRESS RELEASE ON HAZARD COMMUNICATION

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US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
Regulation protects workers from dangerous chemicals, helps American businesses compete worldwide
 

WASHINGTON – To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system. The new standard, once implemented, will prevent an estimated 43 deaths and result in an estimated $475.2 million in enhanced productivity for U.S. businesses each year.

OSHA SENDS FINAL RULE ON HAZCOM AND GHS TO OMB

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent a final rule that will align its Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Oct. 25 for final review. By law, OMB is required to perform one last review prior to the rule being formally approved for publication and implementation by the regulated community.
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