GHS Updates: Progress and Anticipated Changes

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Stay Informed on Proposed Changes and Global Harmonization Efforts

Several years ago, OSHA announced proposed regulations that would update the US Hazcom regulations to align with GHS revision 7, along with several very unpopular changes that diverge greatly from the rest of the world’s GHS based SDS regulations. See Chemical Trade Organizations Oppose Key Elements Proposed OSHA Hazcom Update and National Law Review Proposed Hazcom Updates. It has been several years since we have had an update.

While a specific date for the official update to the GHS regulations by OSHA is yet to be confirmed, Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health in the United States, recently shed some light on the matter during a speech in San Antonio. Acknowledging Canada’s proactive approach, Parker highlighted that the United States is actively working on rulemaking to align its warning and information system for hazardous chemicals with global harmonization efforts. This progress signifies a step towards a more unified and consistent system. Although a timeline for the announcement remains uncertain, Parker expressed optimism for an earlier release.

At Quantum, we understand the importance of staying up to date with regulatory changes that impact the industry. We are closely monitoring these developments and will continue to provide updates as soon as new information becomes available.

SOURCE: Three Key Takeaways for Canadian Safety Pros from the Head of OSHA


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