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SGIA Clarifies Changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

Friday, June 22, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), and SGIA has full details online. OSHA has made the changes to align the US with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which gives workers the ‘right to understand’. Learn how this issue affects the imaging community in next month’s Webinar (July 18), presented by Marci Kinter, SGIA’s vice president of government and business information.

“Changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard will impact our entire membership,” said Kinter. “Basically, chemical manufacturers need to implement a new labeling and hazard determination protocol, and imaging facilities need to change their training to incorporate information on the new labeling, MSDS criteria.”

Solid understanding of these changes is crucial; SGIA members can dig a little deeper with three detailed Hazard Communication fact sheets specific to the SGIA community:

For more information about the changes, and what they mean for your business, register for the upcoming Webinar, “OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard,” on July 18, or visit SGIA.org, Keyword: HazCom.


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