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February 16, 2016: Hazard Classification Guidance Released by OSHA

OSHA has released  a Hazard Classification Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers, and Employers that focuses on updates to the Hazard Communication Standard. The updates are designed to reduce trade barriers, improve productivity for businesses that handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals regularly, and aid businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and chemical labels by providing cost savings.
Some of the changes made to the Hazard Communication Standard focus on the specific criteria used in the classification of health and physical hazards, the classification of mixtures, the requirements manufacturers and importers must use on labels, and specified 16 section format safety data sheets.

Hazard Classification Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers, and Employers