Tag Archives: Globally Harmonized System

Infographic | GHS and the 2012 OSHA Hazcom Standard

Infographic | GHS and the 2012 OSHA Hazcom Standard

Competing in the global marketplace is an increasingly challenging proposition when supply chains cross borders, languages and international regulations. One way governments and regulatory agencies are helping to facilitate international trade — and improve employee safety — is through the adoption of globally harmonized standards for hazard communication. For more information on GHS and HCS

Avoiding the Deadline Crisis: Understanding the HCS and its Deadline Schedule and Mandates

The annual angst over Income Tax Deadline Day isn’t the only federal date mandate causing concern this April.  There is a seeming whirlwind of confusion amongst American businesses about the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard’s (HCS) deadline dates for compliance with what nearly everyone calls “the GHS.” It’s not really the

Guest Blog: ‘Tis the Season For Deadlines — Annual Taxes Overlap with Regulation Changes

By Amanda Yerke, Logic Quantum There are only six weeks between the April 15th tax deadline and the June 1st OSHA deadline this year. The volume of paperwork, research, and regulatory red tape involved in both deadlines can be daunting for corporations. Fortunately, your extensive experience with the IRS may help you prepare for a timely

Identifying Non-hazardous Materials Effectively for Transport

The United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a major revision to the regulations governing hazard communication in the US 29 CFR 1910.1200 in May of 2012.  The revision, which in large measure conformed US hazard communication standards, or the HCS, to those of the United Nations Globally Harmonized

OSHA Announces November 12th, 2014 Washington Meeting in Preparation for December UN GHS Conference in Geneva

In the October 29th edition of the Federal Register, the United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice announcing that a public meeting will be held in Washington, DC on November 12th from 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern Time (EST) addressing the planned agenda and issues to

Will You Be Ready for June 1, 2015?

On June 1, 2015, Chemical Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors and Employers must comply with the modified provision of Hazcom 2012/GHS. Labelmaster has a number of resources to help you in your transition: MSDS to SDS Conversion Services: We have partnered with an expert service provider in MSDS to SDS conversion and GHS compliance to help your

Hazard Communication and the Transport of Hazardous Materials: Different Systems with Differing Requirements

Based on the confusion among some Labelmaster customers, it seems to us that there is still no small amount of clarification required in industry relating to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), published in the 29 CFR 1910.1200 and governing workplace hazard communication, and its relationship (or lack thereof) to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)

Clock Ticks Towards June 2015: Next OSHA/GHS Hazcom Deadline

There was a bustle of activity on the hazard communication front late last year as many companies scrambled to meet a December 1st 2013 federal deadline to train their employees in the required elements of the updated Hazard Communication regulation which fully embraced the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals, or

2013 Year-end Compliance Highlights (Part 1 of 3)

Over the next few days, Labelmaster will compile a roundup regulatory compliance highlights from 2013 that will impact workplace and transportation practices. Today’s highlight: OSHA’s HazCom 2012 Training Deadline. The 2012 changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) brought the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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