Starting next month, organizations will need to start complying with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS). As with any new standard, confusion abounds.
“Many of our customers have been confused by the changes in labeling requirements,” said Brian McFadden, compliance specialist with Graphic Products. “In trying to keep their workers safe, they've combined old rules with third-party standards, and only made things more tangled. They needed a simple, straightforward guide to understand what is actually required.”
Recently, Graphic Products released a video to outline some of the basics to help employers and manufacturers to select the appropriate chemical label for safety and compliance:
In addition, take a look at the infographic below that outlines a simple step-by-step process to determine if a chemical label must meet the new criteria. Let us know whether you are ready for the new standards in the comments section below.
— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN