OSHA GHS Implementation Advances to OMB

After a few weeks of delays, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) submitted its revised hazard communication standard, which implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), to the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for final review on Oct. 25. The OIRA now has up to 90 days to publish the final rule in the Federal Register, return the rule for additional modifications, or remove it from review.

The rule submission means U.S. adoption of the GHS could be nearing realization more than five years after OSHA’s original advance notice of proposed rule-making on the topic was published. Once adopted, the revised hazard communication standard is expected to affect more than more than 5 million U.S. workplaces and 40 million workers, according to OSHA data. Changes outlined in OSHA’s proposed rule include significant modifications to hazard communication (hazcom) labels.

Labelmaster will be monitoring the approval process and providing updates as they become available. We stand ready to help you meet the proposed new standards with a complete line of GHS labels, including pictograms and personalized GHS labels. Learn more at Labelmaster’s GHS products page.

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  2. Bob Richard said:

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    On January 24, 2012, OMB extended its review period for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final rule, which adopts the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The extension allows OMB up to 30 more days for their review. The OMB also has the option of returning the final rule to OSHA for reconsideration during the review.

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