While the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was set forth over 20 years ago, compliance dates are now in effect and it is your responsibility to adopt the new standards. More that 43 million workers in 5 million workplaces in the United States will be affected. The GHS intends to enhance the safety of workers handling hazardous materials and to improve the productivity of the global marketplace. The GHS is essential to the continued success of your organization and the safety of workers worldwide.
The safety communications experts at Accuform have composed a list of frequently asked questions, offering concise and informative responses synthesizing information issued by OSHA. An easy-to-understand introductory guide explains the purpose and benefits of the GHS, as well as the responsibilities of chemical manufacturers and any employer who deals with hazardous materials (including cleaning products) on site. This document also offers a visual timeline, outlining critical dates for training and compliance. Understand the new pictogram, signal words, and formatting requirements for labels of hazardous substances. Find out how to manage the transition to compliance and ensure that you are eligible to do business locally and internationally under these new rules.
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