February 16, 2021: (NPRM) OSHA Proposes Changes to HazCom Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a proposed rulemaking that will modify the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in an effort to conform with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
OSHA feels the proposed changes will reduce costs and burdens while also improving the quality and consistency of information provided to employers and employees regarding chemical hazards and associated protective measures. Additionally, the agency has preliminarily determined that the proposed changes will enhance the effectiveness of HCS by ensuring employees are appropriately informed of the chemical hazards that they may be exposed to, thus reducing the incidence of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries.
Interested parties may submit comments on the NPRM until April 19, 2021. All comments must include the agency name and docket number.

Docket No. OSHA-2019-0001

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