OSHA Revamps Chemical Classifications To Match Global Rules

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's workplace safety watchdog on Tuesday announced a revision to its chemical classification system in a move the agency predicts will annually prevent 43 deaths and net U.S. businesses nearly $500 million in increased productivity.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it will be bringing its Hazard Communication Standard chemical classification and labeling requirements in line with global standards set out by the United Nations that define the potential hazards raised by certain chemicals and communicate these dangers in their labeling....
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