Southern Metal Finishing

Re: OSHA Seeks Comments on GHS

[color="DarkSlateBlue"]OSHA published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Sept. 12 Federal Register seeking comments on the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

The GHS includes harmonized provisions for classification of chemicals for their health, physical, and environmental effects, as well as for labels on containers and material safety data sheets. Adoption of the GHS would require proposed changes to the Hazard Communication Standard.

To help individuals better understand the GHS approach, OSHA prepared a guidance document that summarizes the requirements. Comments must be submitted no later than Nov. 13.[/color]