Review of OSHA’s GHS Final Rule Concluded

UPDATE (2/23): The Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs concluded the review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s revised hazard communication standard on Feb. 21, 2012. The rule was returned to OSHA with a “consistent with change” notice, meaning OIRA did make modifications to the proposed rule. OSHA will need to address the changes before publishing the revised hazcom standard final rule, which is expected to happen in the near future.

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The Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has announced that its review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised hazard communication standard, which implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), has been extended. While it is unclear at this time how much longer OIRA will need, final action on the rule is expected in the near future.

Labelmaster will continue to monitor the approval process and provide updates as they become available. If you’re already starting to prepare for GHS implementation, please visit our GHS products page, which features a complete line of GHS labels, including pictograms and personalized GHS labels.

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