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TAUC members should be aware of the fact that OSHA is modifying its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
The modifications to the standard include:
OSHA is also modifying provisions of other standards, including standards for flammable and combustible liquids, process safety management, and most substance-specific health standards, to ensure consistency with the modified HCS requirements.
DATES: This final rule becomes effective on May 25, 2012. Other dates as indicated in the table below: