The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday proposed a rule to update its hazardous communications standard.
The proposed rule would modify the standard to align it with the seventh revision of OSHA's Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, known as GHS.
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, established in 1983, created a standardized approach to communicating hazards in the workplace related to hazardous chemicals and the classification of these chemicals. reduce the incidence of chemical-related occupational diseases and injuries by improving labeling and hazardous chemical safety information. The proposed rule would also improve the standard's alignment with other federal agency communications standards and Canadian standards.
Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until April 1