OSHA Pushing Back GHS Adoption Date?

OSHA will be hosting it's summer Regulatory Agenda Web Chat on Monday, July 11 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT. You can participate live by visiting http://www.dol.gov/regulations/chat-osha-201107.htm.

Among the major initiatives OSHA is expected to discuss on Monday is the pending GHS adoption. OSHA announced earlier this year that it intended to publish a final rule on revising the current Hazard Communication Standard to align with GHS in August. Based on discussions MSDSonline has had with people close to the ground, there is a strong possibility that GHS adoption will be "delayed" beyond September 2011.

MSDSonline will be following these developments closely and will keep you up-to-date with the latest news as it becomes available.

If you would like to see the official status of OSHA current regulatory initiatives, visit the DOL Agency Rule List.