Reining In Workplace Hazards: OSHA's New Standards

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT) -- The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a comprehensive update to its 1983 hazard communication standard that will affect employers and workers in more than five million workplaces where hazardous chemicals are produced or handled.

The revised standard, published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012, is an attempt to bring uniformity to hazard classification, labeling of chemicals and safety information. This update will bring U.S. workplaces in line with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling...
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