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Don’t hazard a guess: December 1 is the deadline for OSHA GHS employee training

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) by adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a world-wide method of classifying and communicating chemical hazards.  Hazardous communication experts around the world have been working on it for years. The revised HCS, which OSHA calls “HazCom 2012,” covers every workplace where there is exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Nationwide, five million facilities and 40 million workers are affected. The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the new standard ver batim on May 7, 2013.   By December 1, 2013, employers must train their employees on the new label and safety data sheet (SDS) formats. More >

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