The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard of 1983 (29 CFR 1910.1200) has been historically changed in 2012. The revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) are bringing the United States into alignment with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), further improving safety and health protections for America’s workers.
The HCS will be fully implemented in 2016 and benefit workers by reducing confusion about chemical hazards in the workplace, facilitating safety training and improving understanding of hazards, especially for low literacy workers. OSHA’s standard will classify chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and establish consistent labels and safety data sheets for all chemicals made in the United States and imported from abroad.
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) now gives workers the right to know and the right to understand.
Our qualified team of professionals will do the following:
- Identify hazardous chemicals
- Develop proper inventory control procedures (including Safety Data Sheets) and warning labeling.
- Provide onsite employee training
- Developing a comprehensive OSHA complaint Chemical Hygiene Plan.