A Deeper Look at OSHA’s Proposed Rule to Update HazCom Standard

OSHA recently published a long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would update its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) to align with Revision 7 of the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

We’ve been talking about OSHA’s plan to realign the HazCom Standard with a more recent version of  GHS Purple Book for some time. OSHA had indicated as early as Spring 2018 that updates to the HazCom Standard were a top regulatory priority for the Agency. Yet, a proposed rulemaking had been repeatedly delayed. The NPRM finally gets OSHA on a track to revise the HazCom Standard, and the proposed revisions are likely to have far-reaching impact throughout the chemical supply chain.

Head on over to our EHS.com blog to read our full article on the proposed OSHA changes and the strategies businesses can take to prepare.