Chemical Manufacturers, Users: Ready For GHS?

Law360, New York (May 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's much-anticipated adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) will require significant costs and revisions to hazard classification and communication in the workplace.

The basic requirements of any hazard communication system is to decide if the chemical product produced or supplied is hazardous and to prepare a material safety data sheet (MSDS) and label as appropriate.

The general objective is to ensure that employers and employees have ready access to information regarding the hazards of...
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